24 Responses to “The Other Guys”

  1. Scott O says:

    I’ve heard rumblings of L.Moore going to New England or Pittsburgh. What are your thoughts on him having value in either organization?

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  2. Ken Kelly says:

    Moore is going to have value wherever he lands, but at age 30, his best days are behind him. He seems destined to be a WR4/5 or flex player on dynasty teams. I’ve seen NE and PIT rumored as well.

    He is the epitome of what I call the “DRE,” or “dynasty roster eater.” He’s good enough to be on teams, but not someone you can rely on to play very often. These players tend to gum up rosters and prevent owners from taking much needed flyers on younger players.

    • Brett says:

      That’s exactly what he did to me. I held him all season last year hoping for him to show some spark of what happened in 2012 and it just wasn’t there. A couple of times I could have pulled the trigger on another prospect WR or a few good Linebackers that I passed up. Needless to say he’s hitting the FA in our league as well as the NFL this year.

      • Robert says:

        I’ve always felt Lance Moore is a very fine NFL player, but I dropped him after the 2010 season, when I realized how rarely I could start him.

        From 2011-13, he’s had only four difference-making games (~20, 22, 22 & 27 pts). I’ll be generous and give him fifteen other serviceable fantasy games, which I’d guess averaged less than 14ppg. 60% DUDS + 35% bleh? You’d do better streaming off waivers each week.

        Roster clogger? Try TOILET CLOGGER! Mad skills tho.

        • SJ says:

          Those sound like Non-PPR ponits – for PPR players (the best players :P_) hes been solid for most of his career, especially considering how up and down the Saints offense runs its fantasy players. Only last year was he a complete and utter dud. Now his value may very well be shot. He could have one season left, but it looks unlikely.

  3. eNdblu says:

    “NFL: AroundTheLeague @NFL_ATL
    Maurice Jones-Drew to visit Steelers on Wednesday nfl.com/news/story/0ap…”
    LeVeon Bell owners hold their breath………

    • Aaron says:

      MJD owners approve!! Although I actually think NJY would be a better fit since he wouldn’t have much competition.

    • mratlanta says:

      I don’t think there is anything to worry about there. Even if they signed him it would be to fill the Dwyer role as a backup.

    • SJ says:

      I wouldnt be concerned if I had Bell either. Just another washed up vet with too much use on his legs. MJD will be best used to spell Bell from time to time, not compete for touches. There’s not much to look forward to for MJD owners no matter where he lands. Last year was the most you’ll get out of him before he retires.

      • phantasy5 says:

        I went through the same thing with Turner 2 seasons ago! You’re expecting the “guy of old” but you get the “old guy” instead. I feel their pain, sometimes you just have to cut your losses and move on by finding a young player off waivers/trade.

        • coach says:

          i think you’re off base. if he signs with the jets i think he’ll have a very good year.

          • SJ says:

            Okay, but in what way, exactly?

            They Jets havenet had a “very good” RB since Thomas Jones in 2009, and that team’s OL was tops in the league. MJD is far past his prime. When it comes to NYJ RB’s, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  4. Aaron says:

    So what you are saying is that Carolina needs wide receivers? I have to imagine they look for at least two in this draft.

  5. Sam says:

    Great article Ken. Thoughts on Chris Johnson? I realize he’s not a FA yet, but will likely be moved this offseason.

  6. bigefat says:

    Why hasn’t Carolina made some of these players offers? Is it just Cap issues? Are they going to hope they can Rebuild their WR core through the draft? Seems more than risky! If I was Cam I wouldn’t have agreed to a new deal until the had at least 2 pass catchers in house! I don’t even think they have ONE right now!

    • SJ says:

      The Panthers do have cap issues. CAR has less than 10M to sign players, including their upcoming draft picks, so it appears unlikely they’d be willing to make any big additions at WR. Theyre prime candidates to bring in a top rookie WR or two, and maybe they’ll get a mediocre vet WR on the cheap to take a starting spot this year. Theyve shifted gears with their receiving corps.

    • phantasy5 says:

      I feel bad for Cam owners, that is a travesty!

  7. Sultan of Swat says:

    Will Greg Olsen challenge for a similar stat line to the 1,215 and 16 that Jimmy Graham put up last year? Carolina’s offense will flow through Olsen.

    • SJ says:

      I dont think Olsen has that kind of ability to put up numbers comparible to Graham. He’ll try, I’m sure, but even with more targets, he will still be close to his career averages more than not.

  8. JBFootball says:

    A little off topic but I didn’t know where to ask this. I’ve been offered Gio Bernard for Charles and Knile Davis. Is that a good move considering Charles will turn 28 during next season?

    • SJ says:

      Wow – that would make me really have to think about it, and I’m an avid fan of Bernard. Just so much acticipation with that move, on the Charles and Bernard end.

      Not sure I believe Bernard has the natural ability of Bernard, but as you allude to, Charles is 28 and coming off a moster workload. How many more years does he have left. Hmmm

  9. phantasy5 says:

    I’m curious about Chris Johnson’s landing spot even though he’s not a F/A, he’ll be playing for another team for sure. It’s been said that NYJ, Oak, & Jax are the possible landing spots…UGH!!! He’d be better off restructuring his deal and staying in Tenn. I suppose he could thrive in NY? I definitely don’t want him in Oak. And Jax may not be too bad if they go with a rookie QB which = lots of carries. I guess Rex & Gus would run the ball quite a bit, but O-lines are a concern too.
    P.S. Is Kirk Cousins going anywhere? Is it possible he gets traded on Draft Day? I know he’s not a F/A but there was talk of him being traded….anyone hear anything?

    • SJ says:

      Yeah, he and Moreno are the only “wildcards” left in FA.

      Theyre probably the only two players really worth tracking at this point in FA, given that that’ll likely shift a teams RB depth chart down a peg, with them the starter and curtailing value. Just gonna have to wait it out…

  10. bryan says:

    with the majority of rb needy teams filling there needs with free agence,,, does that say anything about the class of draftable rb coming out this year,, seems to me that a team in need of a rb could draft one if there is one or two worth the pick

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