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Off The Top Of Our Heads - 2016 After Week 1

Off The Top Of Our Heads - 2016 After Week 1

Posted by d-Rx on 09/18/16

by   The Archer


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Very sorry for not getting this piece up on the site earlier in the week, that is all on my. This weekly piece will come out on Monday or Tuesday moving forward. //d-Rx



STiFFKiTTiES's 2016 Pokemon Go Fantasy Squad


 

 

 

 

Stagg Party's Thoughts

 


 

Target Pass Catching Running Backs against Indianapolis

This is especially true in regards to an offense that can spread out their defense. Indianapolis might have the worst linebacking corps in the league, and when asked to cover backs in space, they will inevitably struggle. Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah combined to catch all ten of their targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns. This was also without arguably their best defender in Vontae Davis, who has shown flashes of being able to take a team’s top receiver out of the game. The Colts will face a lot of good passing backs this season, so target them in DFS plays.

 

Who Dat?

The Saints wide receivers absolutely lit up the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead will both probably finish as top five receivers, as of Sunday they were each top three options at the position. Michael Thomas also got into the action catching all six of his targets for 58 yards and a huge fumble recovery. This offense looks ready to funnel through the wide receivers, with their tight ends Coby Fleener and Josh Hill on the periphery. Travaris Cadet has also usurped CJ Spiller again, don’t even think about that dude. Mark Ingram was solid, and in different matchups should see a lot more touches. Cooks and Snead are both locked in as top-30 options on a weekly basis, while knowing exactly which one will go off will be the hard part.

 

Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead can shine together

In the words of Puffy or Puff Daddy or P. Diddy or whatever his name was and Biggie “Yo, the sun don't shine forever, But as long as it's here then we might as well shine together.” That was full on display Sunday as both running backs looks poised to finish with top positional weeks. Melvin Gordon got a lot of run out of the I-formation in which he was very comfortable, and able to find the endzone twice on just 14 touches after failing to find the endzone on 207 touches last year. We all know what Danny Woodhead did last season, and he kept it up in Week 1. Let’s remember this is a Ken Whisenhunt offense, and it will funnel through these running backs. In 2013, as the offensive coordinator of a similar San Diego squad, Ryan Mathews finished as RB12, and Danny Woodhead finished as RB19. Expect the offense to funnel through these guys with Philip Rivers seeing a frop in attempts similar to his 2013 numbers, especially with Keenan Allen likely out for the season. Get healthy soon buddy.

 

The Seahawks offensive line is awful

No description here, the title says it all.

 

Blocked kicks

I haven’t looked up the stats yet, but I feel like this weekend had the most blocked kicks I have ever seen. Not to mention a ton of extra point and field goal shanks. It was a crazy day for special teams and the field goal kick front lines let a lot of guys through in Week 1.

 

Texans

Brock Osweiler looked pretty good for this offense, but if there was some question about Lamar Miller’s workload and getting all of it there isn’t anymore. Miller got 28 carries, surpassing his previous career high of 22 rush attempts. This isn’t even to talk about the work he got in the passing game. Lamar is gonna eat. DeAndre Hopkins had a solid start to the season, Will Fuller had a coming out party despite a hammy, and Braxton Miller showed an ability to create separation. Things are looking up for the Texans on offense. 




PK Ripper's Thoughts


 

ESPN Fantasy Football App was the Supreme disappointment in week 1 to say the least if you were like me and have leagues on ESPN you weren't able to check your scores in the first set of games and hopefully you set your roster as if you didn't need to make any adjustments when the 4 o'clock game started. Way to go ESPN give me another reason to move all my leagues away from you next season.

 

 

BlackJack Del Rio Doubling down on the two point conversion at the end of a wild game in New Orleans.

After Seth Roberts catches the touchdown to put Oakland down by one with a chance to tie with the extra point and send the game into overtime coach Del Rio makes the ballsiest call in the early part of the season by electing to go for two and essentially the win. Derek Carr throws the ball to Crabtree who makes a wonderful catch over a rookie defensive back and seals the victory.

Surely if that play have ended up going south Del Rio would have busted out and it would have been a media massacre on Monday.

 

 

 

Sunday night special Jimmy Gee does the unexpected and leads the Patriots to a victory over the Cardinals in what must be the biggest upset of opening weekend no Gronk no Tom Brady no half the offensive line, no problem as Jimmy Garoppolo showed he is more than adequate at the quarterback position and Bill Belichick proves that he can outcoach anyone no matter who you have on your side of the ball.

 

 

O' Doyle rules! 

A tight end for the Colts catches two touchdowns it's not Dwyane Allen and Coby Fleener has been exiled to New Orleans it's none other than Jack Doyle from out of nowhere RKO style who gets Andrews Luck this Sunday

 

 

 

Geat games all around other than three games this weekend all the NFL games final score were within a touchdown or less that's great for the league as it creates excitement to start the 2016 season.




PyroLytics Thoughts

 

Don’t look too far into box scores:

Box score scouting is probably the worst thing in fantasy football. For example, if you take a look at the Dolphins box score you’d see that Kenny Stills had a rather down day with 1 catch for 16 yards on 5 targets. What the box score doesn’t tell you is that Stills dropped what would have been an 80-yard bomb to pay dirt.  I still expect big things from Kenny down the line with Parker still nursing the two hamstrings and the future should be brighter, slated to play New England next week and then followed by Cleveland.

 

The Cowboys time of possession battle:

The cowboys dominated the time of possession battle against the Giants on the Sunday. Controlling the ball for just over 36 minutes of the game. What’s even crazier is Dak threw the ball 45 times for 227 yards in that game and didn’t throw a single touchdown. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt though. Beasley dropped what should have been a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. The Cowboys o-line couldn’t get any push for the running game thanks to the revamped front 7 of the Giants. The Giants front 7 looked fairly serviceable. We should probably keep an eye on the giants in the next couple weeks.

 

David Johnson is the work horse:

The Cardinals definitely believe in the talent they have in David Johnson. He amassed an amazing 95% snap share and an 87% touch share against the Patriots last night. David Johnson is a high end top 5 running back going forward without any questions.

 

Tyrell Williams is the handcuff to Keenan Allen:

This reminds me exactly of last year. Everyone was hoping on the Malcolm Floyd bandwagon when Allen went down but the right move was to go for Stevie Johnson. I’m here to tell you Travis Benjamin is not the guy you want to own in San Diego. It’s Tyrell Williams.

 

Melvin Gordon usage a little concerning:

There was nothing more exciting than to see Gordon fall into the end zone twice this past Sunday but wow, he only played 23 snaps out of the possible 73 snaps. It’s hard to find a reasoning why Woodhead played in 50 snaps. Although most of Woodhead’s production came after the Keenan Allen injury, it is still fairly concerning that Gordon was literally left to dry to on the sideline after proving his worth for being on the field.

 

Detroit toss-up:

We’ve heard it all offseason, the Lions receiving core is going to be a 1A and 1B situation and nobody knew who the 1A was going to be.  Back in late August Marvin Jones was turning into the biggest ADP value in the later rounds and this past Sunday showed why everyone was so high on Jones. Tate still converted all 7 of his targets for receptions while Jones only converted 4 of his 10 targets into receptions. Expect a similar target share going forward. Both are strong weekly plays with Stafford under center.

 


 

PyromaniacMo's Thoughts

 

CJ Anderson
May folks were divided on CJ Anderson leading up to the draft.  I told myself I loved him, but something deep down inside was wary. After all, the pangs of 2015 were deep. But, after watching the Thursday night opener, most fears have been laid to rest; CJ threw down as he put up 139 combined yards, 4 catches, and a pair of TDs. Now, if that was not enough for some of you nay-sayers, the play of the rookie 6th rounder, full-back Andy Janovich, should be enough to ease your worried minds.

 

Anderson looks healthy, and that is huge. Before the season opener last Thursday, the man played in 35 career games. In 9 of those contests, his ankle landed him on the injury report, but he managed to soldier through anyway. In those injury plagued starts, CJ averaged just 3.6 yards per carry. In the other 26 games in which he was healthy, he rushed for 5.3 yards per carry. I can hear Christopher Harris’s voice now, pointing out the obvious flaws in yards per carry; there are too many factors built into that statistic for it to be used as heavily as it is to prove running back worth. But, in this situation, you are not just comparing apples to apples. You are literally using the same piece of fruit.

 

It seems obvious now, last year, his woes, were a direct result from injury. When healthy, which he appears to be now, he is a force to be reckoned with. Plus, this team philosophy is certainly advantageous for the former California back. Denver is going to run and play defense. I think CJ, and his owners, are now fully on board with that. 

 


#FF Table

So, the saying is basically this: Fantasy Football is like a four-legged table; you have the draft; you set your weekly line-ups; grab players off the waiver wire; hopefully, you engage in the art of trading. But still, we put an enormous amount of energy and focus into the draft. I build tiers, I believe in them. They are the golden rules that guide you through you drafting epic. Woe to you that stray from the prescribed rankings laid down by your tiers on draft evening. As Gandolph said: “Stay on the path!”

 

Well… I might have wandered off course a touch. Why dwell on this? Every season, I try to look over the draft. There are always things to learn in life from situations if looked at in the right way, from the proper perspective. So, why am I engaging in this public display of metacognition? I th as well.ink this is how we grow as humans. I think self examination is how we grow as fantasy players.

 

So, back to the draft in question. I was stacked at WR. My first RB was Jeremy Hill. Obviously he is not known for being a pass catcher. This was a PPR draft, so I was conscientious of this fact a bit perhaps too aware. Needing another RB at this point, I glanced to my tiers to find the next highest two. One was actually in the next tier down, but those were the two highest on my sheet.  



Error or blessing in disguise?

Well, I strayed. I went with the man ranked lower. Why you ask? I folded to the news cycle, the recent headlines surrounding one of the players listed (I don’t think the point is to debate which player is actually better, thus no names. The point is to examine process). Mainly, this decision was based on recent, preseason, camp news. After all, when you are at the Blackjack table, you always hit on 16 if the dealer is showing 10. You never just go with your gut because of a sudden urge. Do not waiver. The fantasy winds may change, but stick to your guns.  The decision I made was rash, and done in the spur of the moment. It was based solely on a handful of headline tidbits that were ringing in my ears as of late. We have a tendency to over react. After all, think of how many league mates are hitting the waiver wire hard the first week. I know not to get overly excited about a one week performance, and yet I let the recent news cycle, the totality of which was perhaps two weeks, outweigh months of meticulous meditation and careful calculation.


Was this an error? Or perhaps, was this a blessing in disguise? As is with many instances that occur in the degenerative game we all know and love, only time will tell. However, the lesson to take away is this: Over reaction in fantasy football can rear its ugly head in a variety of fashions. We drop a guy too quickly only to pick up a guy after too small a sample size after hearing just one or two blurbs, or even scanning a strongly worded tweet. As is with most things in life, it is all about the balance. But over reaction can be venomous in fantasy. A good captain has a steady hand. So dear friends, guide your ships through the treacherous fantasy waters with care least not you fall prey to a sudden siren song, and find yourself crashing on the rocks, ruined on the fantasy shores as other teams sail past you to glory. All hands on deck people!

 

 

 

Itchy's Thoughts

 

YPC:

Adrian Peterson’s career YPC… 4.9. Jerick McKinnon’s? 4.9. McKinnon does have the advantage of coming in on a lot of 3rd and longs, so he gets those cheap yards from time to time, but still. I’m not saying you MUST draft McKinnon if you draft AD, but he’s cheap and ridiculously athletic. Never a bad idea to insure against a running back on the wrong side of 30, even if he’s a freak of nature like Paterson.


Speaking of YPC, Jamaal Charles is unsurprisingly the current career leader at 5.47 YPA. The next two active leaders before you get to AD and McKinnon? Darren Sproles and Justin Forsett with 4.97 and 4.91 respectively. Sproles I get for the situations, but Forsett?!

 


ADP Value:

Current active career leader in catch rate (min 200 targets)? Randall Cobb at 69.9%. He was miscast last season as the WR1, but this year he’s going to reward owners that take him at his current ADP.


The Seattle Seahawks had 3 of the top 13 receivers in yards per target in 2015 with Baldwin, Kearse, and Lockett. I know Seattle isn’t going to turn into the Saints anytime soon, but I can’t help but get excited about the potential of that passing game.

 

 

Lucky?

Player One in seven games with his starting QB in 2015:

Total: 69 targets, 32 receptions, 46.4% catch rate, 77.3 yards per game, 2 TD, 104.1 PPR points, 14.9 PPR PPG, 1.5 PPR points per target


Player Two in seven games with his starting QB in 2015:  

Total: 52 targets, 32 receptions, 61.5% catch rate, 51 yards per game, 4 TD, 97.1 PPR points, 13.9 PPR PPG, 1.87  PPR points per target


Player One is TY, player two is Moncrief. It’s already looking like Moncrief will be a significant factor in 2016 as expected. 

 

 

 

 

 

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