The #1 pickup is probably going to be Jerick McKinnon but I’d argue that Dwayne Washington is the better add. We have seen what the Vikings are without Adrian Peterson and I would rather take the upside of Washington.
By Week 4, there is usually a large enough sample size to know which defenses to target for matchups. Sometimes injuries to specific positions happen and other times the Defense is just weak. I have some sneaky starts after the list of rostered defenses are talked about.
Here are some teams to target for Week 3 and beyond. Teams on the list don’t necessarily poor defenses, sometimes their offense is too good. Leaving defenses tired and on the field more often. Then there are just bad defenses, the list has some of those as well.
Week 1 is officially in the books and we have full games to watch and analyze. There were so many off-season narratives and how many were actually right? Doesn’t matter at this point. We are officially in waiver season and you have to stay vigilant.
Atlanta has an RB committee. Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 22 yards. Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 20 yards. Neither RBs could get anything going on the ground. Partly due to the Bucs strong front seven and Atlanta’s new pieces on the offensive line. Coleman did most of his work in the passing game with six targets, five receptions for 95 yards. Coleman was the better RB today and that means more than normal. We are at the time of the year where coaches have made plans all offseason and if their plan is working, they will stick with it. I don’t think he has done enough to take over but he is dynamic and has a chance to be a 3 down back off the waiver wires Coleman was drafted late in drafts, likely from the 8th round and beyond. Coleman was a handcuff that has made a good case to start over Freeman.
Probably the biggest surprise in the game was Kenny Stills’s involvement. There was a stat on the 2 WR sets on twitter that showed Stills was on the field 7-8 times in 2WR sets compared to Parker’s 1. DeVante Parker was pegged as the breakout star for 2016 by most, including me. Ryan Tannehill looked decent. The Dolphins ran a no-huddle offense a large chunk of the 1st half and got on the scoreboard. Tannehill was using his legs as well. Tannehill used a ton of short passes to Stills, Jarvis Landry, and Jordan Cameron. Stills looked the best tonight out of the Dolphins receivers. He was on the same page as Tannehill consistently. Tannehill looked for Stills early and often. Jordan Cameron was lackluster. Cameron had some short catches and at least one drop. I don’t see enough to draft Cameron at this point.
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The durability and volatility of the RB position will be enough to keep me away from the 1st and 2nd round. Unless everyone in my league starts drafting WRs all of a sudden, I don’t see myself getting RBs until the 3rd round.
I watched the 1st half of the Steeler vs Eagles in the 2nd week of preseason. General thing that I noticed were: Eagles had a lot of penalties, Bradford looked for TEs early and often, I continued to like Ryan Mathews as a mid round RB with high upside, Eagles look to have a solid defense, Steelers looked to showcase Sammie Coates, Jesse James(TE) might have some late round TE or sleeper appeal, Eli Rogers looked like a lesser version of Antonio Brown and the Steelers defense looks improved.
Upcoming draft season and I am getting ready to dominate! I talk a bit about one of my leagues draft strategies because we get to pick our draft spot based on last years rankings. I, unfortunately, ended up with 5th place. Thanks, Le’Veon Bell, Arian Foster, and Justin Forsett. /excuses