*Daily notes as I see them/the mood strikes -- about football or otherwise. Updating throughout (latest time in title). Moving fast so forgive typos...
11:15pmET: Is there anybody not taking Denver in the Survivor pool? Atlanta if you're so inclined.
The Computer, which racked another great Blazing Five week at 4-1 has the following teams as the biggest discrepancies vs. the spread for Week 6...
Four away underdogs for the win (or at least cover)
PIT to beat KC
CHI to beat BAL
LAR to beat JAC
CLE nearly to beat HOU
9:44pmET: other waivers guys I don't care about...
Roger Lewis -- no thanks. Solid 'hands' WR, but there are better talents joining the team. If he's the #1 WR heading to Denver...really? You going to start him?
Nick O'Leary -- might have a scappy game here and there...like 3-4 catches for 35 yards and mgith catch a TD by surprise every so often. He's no talent and in this passing game...'yeesh'.
8:55pmET: Tyreek Hill is not killing you or disappointing you...or he is in your mind only.
He's #13th in rec. yards per game among WRs...#9 if add rushing numbers, #8 in total TDs (counting his PR TD), #12 in receptions.
#13 in PPG among WRs in PPR, #10 in nonPPR
If he has 'one of those games' Week 6...he'll be top 5.
7:06pmET: Adrian Peterson to Arizona?
I think AP is closer to washed up than not, and isn't much in the passing game for PPR, BUT this is a guy Bruce Arians probably has had wet dreams about a decade...and doesn't realize it's not 2007-2010. AP is going to get a mega-push by a desperate, empty Bruce Arians regime. You could do worse in nonPPR than take a gamble. This O-Line is horrible, and that won;t help but you know where the goal line carries are going.
6:50pmET: Projections Updated
6:15pmET: Going to post the projections around 7pm or earlier and then a flurry of game recaps will hit soon after as well as some general commentary here. So West Coast and East Coast night owls...a lot coming at you next 6 hours.
4:20pmET: Names I didn't have on the waivers that I want to hit on real quick...
Zach Miller is the last/only man standing as a viable receiver for the Bears, and we saw that last night. Looking for a TE1 ahead...Miller is going to be in our top 12 ahead.
George Kittle...not so much. Great game last week, but most of it in OT and no pattern developing leading into that. I haven't seen any consistency or effort to use him...it was a moment and it was nice last week. It's not crazy to become a thing but I'd bet against any breakout next week.
Austin Ekeler...I don't believe Anthony Lynn will use him. He's locked into Melvin Gordon come hell or high water or 3.5 ypc or a 3-13 season. Lynn fancy himself a tough guy and his playbook of 99% run plays is built for tough guys not scat backs. They tried to give him a little push but it flopped last week.
-- This is going to be a little back loaded day it looks like -- more material coming after 3-4pm than before noon. I have a schedule conflict that may put me behind to begin, but I'll catch up in the end. You don't want to read what I think about Bears-Vikings, anyway...right? I swear, the NFL is taking year's off my life...watching John Fox v. Mike Zimmer for four hours is my personal hell on earth.
*Waivers, trade for/away I hope is out around 12-1230pmET
*Week 6 Projections expected around 7-8pmET