12:07pmET: A lot of game sites reporting potential 10-20 MPH winds and rainy. So many northeast games concerned with it that it's almost impossible to make big FF moves off it. Plus, rainy conditions, unless a monsoon or really cold...helps the offense with an advantage over the defense making cuts. Defenders have to react, offense knows what they want to do.
If a tie between playing one kicker over another...maybe go the indoor or safe weather kicker but I wouldn't sweat it too much since half+ the games have this threat.
12:04pmET: Week 8 FINAL Projection Update posted
Inactives of note...
-- Oakland has two key DBs out...Tyrod Taylor not the worst gamble QB of the week.
-- Tyler Boyd and Cody Core out...John Ross could be a shock performer this week.
-- The Patriots have massive defensive inactives...I am using Tyrell Williams in some flex spots this week.
10:59amET: No Brandon Scherff today for Washington...that is a death blow for the Redskins to run the ball at all today. A lot of Kirk Cousins throws today. I could see Cousins throwing for 400+ yards and 2 TDs/3 INTs this week.
10:33amET: Case Keenum is very much ushering in the Teddy Bridgewater era in London today. He is a lifer backup, not a starter.
Jerick McKinnon has missed out on two huge screen pass set up because Keenum sucks and keeps getting the passes batted before they get to McKinnon.
9:11amET: Everyone please go out and trade for DeShone Kizer!!!
Steve Marucci just said, on NFL Network, in a segment about Kizer -- "Don't worry, he'll be fine." You take that hard-hitting, detailed analysis from a trusted voice and you run with it!!!
-- Bet your life (and Latavius-McKinnon) on the Vikings today...Four key defensive players not active today (Garrett, Coley, Ogunjobi, McCourty)
-- A lot of trade rumors this morning. I'll share my quick take on them...
Eric Ebron -- very likely to be traded. NFL people are sick. They're sticking with their "Ebron = Great/old Jimmy Graham" theory" And considering the Lions let Kyle Van Noy go, only to thrive in NE...there's precedent to believe Ebron is 'fixable' and that the issues are Lions issues. I have been clear, all along, since Day One that Ebron was more a 'bust' prospect and had no chance at stardom. He is terrible...can;t block, and can't catch but can run fast sometimes. He will be traded so DET can avoid paying on the option they picked up, stupidly picked up.
Jimmy Graham -- maybe to be traded. I've said all along that Graham is unhappy and wants out, and he's done nothing with Seattle to warrant staying/getting paid. He's a free agent at the end of the season. I don't believe he will be traded. No one will pay the price considering Graham is a pending free agent...Seattle is better to use him to finish this year and take a compensation pick next year when he leaves.
Only a bad team would sign & trade for Graham...but where? Cleveland? They have two young TEs. Jacksonville? They don't throw the ball. I maintain Graham will end the year in Seattle and then sign with Miami next season.
Marcel Dareus to the Jags happened -- if he gets anywhere near his old form, the Jaguars defense just went nuclear. The Jags are a QB away from winning the Super Bowl this year, but they'll be too dumb to make a move. They should be trying to overpay for Josh McCown, Nick Foles, Eli Manning, Mike Glennon...anything to give them a threat. However, just like NFL people loved and love Eric Ebron...they'll stick by their flawed Blake Bortles scouting.
-- The Redskins did something odd yesterday of FF note, maybe...they added OLs to the main roster, which means...they are going to be missing key OLs this week and for a few weeks, maybe. Another reason to love Dallas today -2.5.
BUT in making these moves they cut RB Mack Brown. Samaje Perine gains another ounce of trust, perhaps. If Rob Kelley gets re-injured...it's Perine as the only big-body back.
A few more losses, helped by the OL injuries...and it's time to start prepping for 2018 for Washington, and that should mean a Perine takeover down the stretch.