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Post subject: Fantasy Football Forum Week 4: Intriguing Targets & Youn Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:34 am


Welcome to week 4 of the fantasy football season. Hopefully you’ve recorded at least one victory so far and can survive September with a .500 record or better. A good fantasy draft can get your team off to a fast start Youth Cody Parkey Jersey , but leagues are won and lost on the waiver wire every year. Also, get active in the trade market! If you’ve got a glaring weakness somewhere, look around for a trading partner. A couple of guys really established themselves as legitimate receiving options last week and they square off this Sunday. Tyler Boyd of the Bengals has posted two good weeks in a row and with the Bengals providing a lot of volume in the passing game, I think he’s a safe bet to keep that going. The Bengals travel to Atlanta who just saw rookie Calvin Ridley blow up last week against the Saints for 3 scores. You’re probably not going to get that effort from Ridley again but that’s two straight weeks he has been integral to that offensive attack. With injuries to Keanu Neal and Deion Jones on that Atlanta defense, the Falcons are going to be slinging it around the yard all year. I’m signing off on Boyd and Ridley as WR3 / Flex starts herein with the chance to be in that WR2 range. It’s also interesting to note that as we enter week 4, all 4 of the top rookie signal callers have now won their starting gigs. Sam Darnold won the job out of camp for the Jets and has predictably been up and down on an offense with limited weapons. Baker Mayfield came off the bench to help the Browns win their first game since 2016 against Darnold’s Jets last Thursday, and was named the starter this week. Josh Allen won his second start against the heavily favored Minnesota Vikings in a game that ruined survivor pools for most people (including me). Finally, Josh Rosen entered the game late last week to throw the ball at the Navy and Orange team a couple times as he tried to avoid decapitation by Khalil Mack. My general rule is that rookie QBs aren’t going to be particularly useful so avoid them, particularly when there are plenty of solid choices in established veterans. However, if you’re playing in a 2 QB league or you’re caught flat footed with an injury to Jimmy G, or you’re just looking for some upside Youth Eddie Goldman Jersey , you may be dipping your toe in the water. My preference out of this group is probably Mayfield because I do believe there are good weapons in this offense and he seems fearless to throw the ball down the field. Rosen was my favorite coming out of the draft, but they need to shift their offensive philosophy if he’s going to be useful and I don’t think that’s likely. The Cardinals do have a few interesting matchups where they’ll likely be trailing early, which may force them to abandon their conservative approach and sling it. Related: keep an eye out for Christian Kirk. I’m not as sold on Darnold or Allen for this year, but there’s at least a good floor on Allen with his running ability. Again, if you’re dipping your toe into these waters, it’s either out of desperation or curiosity – just don’t get too cute.Finally - I was a guest on the RB1 fantasy podcast this week and got a chance to talk about some start / sit options on a few games including the Bears / Bucs. Take a listen! As always, I can be found @gridironborn on the Twitter for last minute fantasy advice. Your turn – what’s on your mind as we close out September?Bears Rush Report 2018: Week 1 at the Packers Here it is folks, the Rush Report is finally here...and it’s a doozy! The Chicago Bears invaded Lambeau Field on Sunday night and dominated the first half of football, really the first 3 quarters if you look at the scoreboard. We all saw the outcome, so no need to rehash that here. What I am excited about is the new-look Bears pass rush!Since the pass rush was so dominant in the first half, I thought that it would be fun to look at more than just the sacks. This is http://www.chicagobearsteamonline.com/bryce-callahan-jersey , after all, the Rush Report, and not the Sack Report, right? A pass rush can affect the game in ways other than just bringing down quarterbacks. Hurries can lead to interceptions, errant throws, and holding penalties. All of these are positive plays for the defense. So, let’s celebrate our new toys, shall we?Week 1 at the PackersHolding Call 1 - First quarter 13:33 (3rd & 10) - Akiem HicksAkiem Hicks beats Packers guard Justin McCray from the snap. Hicks gets into McCray’s body with a strong punch, uses his length to push him back and get him off-balance. After the initial punch, Hicks uses a swim move which McCray simply had no answer for. The only thing McCray could do at that point was to hook Hicks and basically jump on his back. This outstanding individual effort results in Aaron Rodgers throwing the ball away on 3rd down. Holding Call 2 - First quarter 5:38 (3rd & 13) - Akiem Hicks & Leonard FloydHicks gets McCray again on another 3rd down. Watch the bull rush mixed with some excellent hand fighting from Hicks. McCray again has no choice but to hold. The more egregious call—at least visually—was Leonard Floyd taking on David Bakhtiari. Floyd sets Bakhtiari up with a speed rush outside, plants his outside foot http://www.chicagobearsteamonline.com/dion-sims-jersey , then tries to swim to the inside. Bakhtiari has no answer for this counter move and puts Floyd in a Bear hug. Is he allowed to do that? Side note: The development of this inside counter move that Leonard Floyd showed several times on Sunday night is a huge development. He might start slowly with the club on his hand and switching to the opposite side because of Khalil Mack but watch out for Floyd this year. He is poised for big things!Sack 1 - First quarter 7:11 (1st & 10) - Akiem HicksPoor Justin McCray. I laughed out loud when I saw this in real time. When Hicks got under McCray’s right arm, he was completely at Hicks’ mercy. Hicks gets underneath McCray’s pads immediately and simply pushes him out of the way. Zero finesse, this is simply one man completely overpowering another. At one point, there were three different Packers offensive lineman blocking Hicks, and he still couldn’t be slowed. Bonus points for the strip-sack here as well! Sack 2 - Second quarter 9:22 (3rd & 9) - Roy Robertson-HarrisI talked RRH up in the preseason edition of the Rush Report, and he certainly did not disappoint in his first game of the 2018 season! RRH is lined up on right guard Lane Taylor. He runs a tackle-cross stunt with Eddie Goldman. After Taylor passes him off to center Corey Linsley, RRH throws him to the ground, gets up-field, and takes down Rodgers. Had RRH not gotten to Rodgers here, it is very possible that Khalil Mack would have gotten there anyway. This is still good to see and not the only time these two teamed up for trouble. Sack 3 - Second quarter 3:07 (3rd & 9) - Khalil MackThis is the second time in this game that I literally laughed out loud. Seeing a player take the ball from the quarterback like this, just makes me think of the old saying about taking candy from a baby. Mack’s initial responsibility is to get a piece of wide receiver Devante Adams before rushing the passer. Once he does that Womens Eddie Goldman Jersey , he just gives Bryan Bulaga a shove, then DeShone Kizer kind of just runs into his area... and you don’t want to run into Khalil Mack’s area.Sack 4 - Second quarter 1:04 (1st & 10) - Roquan SmithThere is a part of me that wants to put this in the SINO (Sack in Name Only) category but since this was Roquan Smith’s first play in the NFL, I am going to give this one to him. This was 95% on Mack, who beat Bulaga like a drum on this play, but Smith didn’t give up. After initially being stonewalled by Ty Montgomery on the blitz, he was able to bounce off and continue his rush. It pays off with a sack and his first tally on the stat sheet. Pressure of the WeekSecond quarter 0:50 (3rd & 19) - Roy Robertson-HarrisYou didn’t really think I would leave this play out, did you? RRH really had a nice game against the Packers. With the Bears showing a 3-man rush, RRH immediately beats Linsley with a rip move. His quickness and length got on Kizer before there was even a remote chance of this play working. Mack is in perfect position to make the interception and take it to the house. Here’s how I have the individual* Rush Report after week 1.Akiem Hicks - 1Roy Robertson-Harris - 1Khalil Mack - 1Roquan Smith - 1*These numbers do not reflect a players official statistics.
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