kearly wrote:I'm starting to cool on Russell Wilson as a top fantasy QB. The spread looks and 3 WR sets that made him so dominant last year have been rolled back this preseason. Seattle is heading back to their roots and going more inline formation, run heavy stuff. And the umpteen bubble screens Bevell called in the first half of the tuneup game were a sobering omen as well.
To add insult to injury, Tyler Lockett wasn't even on the field in most 2 WR sets. At this point I am not trusting Lockett as anything more than a #4 WR in fantasy. It doesn't matter how talented he is if he only gets 60 catches.
Wilson has also continued a trend of running less. The better his OL plays, the less he takes off.
Bell and Rawls are uber-risky without those handcuffs. Good job getting them but it's certainly a turd in the punchbowl when you can't get their insurance policies.
Reed is risky and you didn't pair him with a more dependable TE in the later rounds like Gary Barnidge.
I think your bench is mostly bad. Way too many lottery tickets on it, and Dixon is really the only lottery ticket I would draft of that group. I hope Gordon is good, he'll be starting for you in weeks 1-3.
This is an extreme swing for the fences team. You've won league titles so odds are you kick ass on the waiver wire. You'll need those waiver wire skills with this team.
Thanks for the thoughts, I see what you are saying on all points. It was definitely a risky roster, perhaps you didnt see the moves I have made since in the other posts.
I make my "living" with trades and waivers for sure. I will trade for Deangelo Williams after week 3. Just picked up Dak and traded him to a cowboys fan for A. Hurns. Traded Wilson for A. Jeffery and have Cousins as my QB. I usually stream QB's if I have too. Worked in my championship years. My bench Is ALWAYS full of lottery picks, it works for me every year. I dont want ho hum players on my bench, you can always find suitable replacements on waivers or minor trades so my bench is for stashing potential stars.
I too am slightly concerned with Lockett and his targets but IMO, you have to take some risks and go with your gut sometimes. Things always change from year to year. I try to anticipate that.
I'm not as concerned with Reed and the TE position. I mostly never carry two. Reed is also the hottest player in my league so I can always flip him for pretty much any TE and someone else. I like having players with high value.
I know all about risky players too. Last year I had 3 top RB's tear there knee up. Bell, Charles and Foster. But I traded and waiver'd my way to the championship. Picked up Kirk Cousins and dropped my season long starter in the championship game and Cousins got me 30+ points