I'm fine with the Skins not being picked to do much in the win loss column this year and I personally think it could go etiher way depending on if we can stop anyone.
But I don't see how Alfred Morris doesn't get more respect as a potential top 5 back when it comes to fantasy leagues. If you add his 2 years worth of production in both rushing yards and TD's he ranks extremetly high. And based on Grudens comments he is not abandoning the zone blocking running scheme.
I have seen places where he isn't even in the Top 10 and that is just ridiculous. And frankly makes me mad. #4 last year and #2 in 2012.
Take him in your league and laugh yourself all the way to the bank.
======================== I cheer for the Redskins and whoever the Cowturds are playing against.
Post by SkinsFanOttawa on Aug 3, 2014 17:45:38 GMT -5
He would be an absolute fantasy stud if he starts catching some more balls out of the backfield. I had him in a few of my leagues last year and what also hurt him was his goal line production or lack thereof. He lost a few touches and TDs to Darrel Young and even Helu at various times. I think this year he will put up similar fantasy points to his rookie season.
There was a reason I told EVERYONE that McCoy and Charles would be the top fantasy backs in PPR last year. This year my eye's are on Lamar Miller, Chris Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, and yes our own Almo. Miller coming out of Miami was raw but just like Charles, you can't coach speed and raw ability--it's his time if he can stay healthy. Moreno worries me a bit but IMHO he's on the outside looking in with respect to fantasy value.
Then you have Rex Ryan and his smash mouth approach. He didn't sign Decker specifically for his receiving ability, he also recognized what blocking ability he has. And what did we learn from Shanny? The difference between a 10 yard run and an 80 yard run is dependent on the receivers blocking ability. They have two guys in Hill and Decker who can maximize that potential regardless of who wins the QB job.
The Steelers also have a hard nosed mentality and will run a ton of screens and try and pound the ball. Wheaton is my biggest sleeper of the year for this team but Bell will edge out Brown and possibly Ben (it'll be close) as the fantasy leader of this team.
That brings me to Almo. We have 3rd round speed backs galore, however, Almo is an underrated receiver. With the amount of nickel, dime, and quarter packages we'll see, it would be stupid to counter speed with speed when we have a QB who can double as a speed back. When you have a back who can barely be tackled by DLmen and LB's, why would you not get the ball to him on the perimeter in a 3rd and medium or obvious pass situation? With the physical playing style of Garcon and the speed of Jax/Roberts Almo should be capable of great things in the passing game. I hate publishing my draft philosophy but we'll see in a year if I was wrong or not.
And don't sleep on Joe and I's boi, Rashad Jennings. He's another sleeper of mine and have been watching him for a while.
The draft is like a box of chocolates... You never know what you're gonna get...
I hate publishing my draft philosophy but we'll see in a year if I was wrong or not.
Oh please, DO keep talking Almo is grossly underrated, but strategy-wise, that's not necessarily a bad thing & he's still the bread & butter & will (hopefully) get more pass catching opportunities than the previous 2 years...& I'm FOR SURE keeping him in my non-PPR league. Why CJ, tho? Hey, if you wanna talk a lil business about this, let's talk, but he's the 1st 1 I'm looking to jettison. I don't care if they're giving him snaps as WR in gadget plays here & there (I say that now, of course); he's coming off surgery, & he's their #2...there's lots of little reasons that are adding up, but wtf do I know? Same w/Reggie Bush - who's also a #2/1A behind Bell - but I don't trust Reg to stay healthy & I just get this feeling that it'll be all or nothing w/him -nothing in between. But it's like stocks - past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.