24 Responses to “DLF’s Weekly Impact Events”

  1. Raymond says:

    Do you see nick toon carving out a role with the saints or should I cut him?

    • Seth says:

      I like Toon’s size and skill set, but time is running out for him to stay healthy and produce. Look for a younger WR to take his place on your roster.

    • Mike D. says:

      As a Saints fan, I can you that I think Toon stinks and he’s done nothing that wows you when he’s been on the field. I’m all in on Kenny Stills.

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      Tough to say without knowing who you might add if dropping Toon, but I don’t see Toon as dynasty asset going forward.

  2. Raymond says:

    This will be his third year coming up if i am not mistaken. I dont see how he can be running out of time,unless you mean because others wil be passing him in the dept chart.

  3. SJ says:

    How strongly do we feel Bernard will be a 300 touch back?

    His only real knock coming out was that he wasnt a featured, and more of a complimentary type back. I love hearing this news, but am still hesitant to anoint him as the next RB1, even tho I want to. Does anyone else feel this way?

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      I’m not sure we’ll see Gio as the every down back that traditional RB1s might be, but he had well over 200 touches as a rookie with BJGE getting plenty of touches too, so I can see Gio increasing his total to around 300, even with another RB playing a significant role.

  4. Raymond says:

    I agree stills could be the better option,but toon saw only 12 targets last year so it’s kind of hard to say he stinks.i guess I’ll wait and see how things pan out

    • Mike D. says:

      You’ve got to get open to get targets. He just never looked fluid out there, even when he wasn’t getting passes his way. Stills is light years better.

  5. Dave R says:

    Bernard is not a high volume back based on his build. He’s is a high impact 12-16 touch per game RB (similar but better then CJ Spiller), but his body will break down from the wear and tear if they use him to much in the base running game. He missed some time to injury even in a shared role with BJGE in 2013.

    I say he’s a low-end RB1/high end RB2 for 2014, well back from the the Top 6 all around RBs.

  6. Sensei John Kreese says:

    Gio Bernard is better than CJ Spiller? Like, as in..a better NFL player?

    That is so incorrect.

    • Scotty G, Chesapeake Beach MD says:

      I think spiller is the better rb career-wise to this point, but gio is the better dynasty asset going forward. But I only believe that because spiller is built a little better and could definitely handle a bigger workload but the Buffalo coaches have been either geniuses for maybe prolonging Spillers career by limiting his workload or inept at using him sparingly when he could’ve handled more and contributed more. Jackson is serviceable but Spiller is the better natural talent so if they get a coach in there that says let’s get spiller 300 carries and 60 catches watch out. Just my thoughts, please let me kno what u agree and disagree with. Great Site. Karl Safchick is a great writer for this site and a cool person, be sure to check his stuff out too.

  7. Ray says:

    If Thomas and Sproles get traded what does that mean for Mark Ingram’s value? I assume it will go up but how much, he was great in college and if he could get 25-30 touches a game he could be a stud.

    • ariakis73 says:

      Pretty sure Khiry Robinson is the play.

    • SJ says:

      Something tells me NO isn’t done at RB.

      Once the cut Thomas, they very well will and should bring in another back via FA/the draft. I highly doubt Payton would feel comfortable relying on two backs with very little track records in Robinson and Ingram and nothing behind them. They’re a sleeper to draft a second day running back

      • esloan35 says:

        Ingram has something to prove.. Khiry increases some, but Ingram wont go down without a fight I think. He is just getting truly healthy.

  8. Gus Bazan says:

    Would you trade RB Ridley for wr cooper of eagles?

  9. Slick says:

    I would not. You are almost splitting hairs. Let’s quickly do the math/analysis.

    Ridley has low RB1 upside, although he seems far from that place right now. Playing for Lil Bil means you are never certain of what you are seeing. He can and will change his mind at any time. Heading into season, he has least value, which means great value for you. So selling/trading now is not good.

    Now Riley had a career season. There is no certainty he could repeat it and now Maclin is back. He went from high end WR3 upside to WR4/5 depending on how many balls go around. Heading into season I have DeSean, Maclin, Shady (dumpoffs) and possibly Ertz ahead of him on target distribution. So selling/trading now would be good – FOR THAT OWNER. His peak period to sell woulda been right after the season.

    So…I would still value Ridley more due to talent, value of RB position, and he enters a contract year so at the very least he could land somewhere else in 2015. He does have talent.

    Hope this helps

    • gus bazan says:

      ok
      i have cooper so i guess your answer really is yes accept trade?

      • Slick says:

        yes I would take that trade for sure.
        especially if RB is a position of need for your team.
        depending on team makeup you can make the trade or explore revisiting later.

        RB positional value is a clear deciding factor.

        WR4/5′s are a dime a dozen in today’s game.

  10. Gus Bazan says:

    yep i guess i made it unfair on you without giving you the whole picture. my running backs are kendall hunter, chris ivory,chris johnson,k moreno, adrian peterson,daryl richardson, mike tolbert and deangelo williams. my WR s are donnie avery, doug baldwin, riley cooper, eric decker, julian edelman, brandon gibson, brian hardline, calvin johnson, tavares king and m sanu. in our offense only league you play one/two qbs(flacco and rothberger) , 2-4 rb, 3-5 wr and one to two TE also have pryor and barkley as qbs an my TE are antonio gates , heath miller, greg olsen and zach sudfeld Its my first foray in a dynasty league after several yrs in one and done leagues so not sure how mucked up my draft was. also i have the the third pick in each of the four rounds of our rookie draft coming up in june. I really do appreciate the feedback
    Gus

  11. Slick says:

    Ridley is your guy. At a minimum you gain value that you can use later to further upgrade (assuming your league wheels and deals freely). It looks like you can use an upgrade at both RB and WR. so there is no clear cut path to improvement, but gaining value is always key. Based on where u pick in rookie draft, you should be able to get some good WR’s – 1st and 3rd and RB/TE in 2nd/4th…

    my 2 cents

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