Random Notes for Sunday Morning, adding to/updating all morning...
12:27pmET: All Week 1 Projections updated
11:59amET: Week 1 Projection Update around 12:15-20pmET
11:50amET: Everyone loves Evan Engram suddenly. You've seen my recent writings on the matter. Here's what may happen tonight -- Byron Jones is arguably the best safety in the NFL and amazing in coverage/he could shut Engram down easily. When that happens -- it's time to pounce.on cheap Engram deals.
If Engram breaks out tonight, 'it's on' from here for those that have him already.
11:49am: Zenner inactive, Dwayne Washington active for DET
11:47amET: Matthew Berry FF QB Sleeper pronouncement -- DeShone Kizer...because of running. I think people might find out how not-fast/how not-tough a runner Kizer is real fast.
11:44amET: Bud Dupree out for the Steelers
11:36amET: CHI hit with injuries -- Prince Amukamara, Kyle Long, and Markus Wheaton out officially.
11:32amET: Everyone on fantasy TV has to start Jared Goff commentary with 'doubt'...but they love the Week 1 matchup. All the same people who doubted Mitchell Trubisky and have now shut their mouths on him.
Also, the same people who doubt Goff but are 100% sure on Carson Wentz.
I'm cautiously optimistic about Goff, but I'm not letting the awful football analysts who are always wrong about QBs sway me here.
11:17amET: I'm not worried about Le'Veon at all, but I would worry that the Steelers crush the Browns and they throttle him back some...rest late. Also, to then let Terrell Watson get a score against Hue Jackson. Terrell Watson for a TD is the shock TD play of the week -- degenerates that can bet that prop...
10:43amET: ESPN analyst worried that Leonard Fournette will not be in near the goal line because T.J. Yeldon plays a similar style. Is their an emoji for dumbfounded (enter it here).
10:40amET: ESPN giving advice/debating to tank Week 1 to get Kareem Hunt on waivers. Is there a league where Hunt is on waivers? If so, are you worried there will never be another waiver options? Matt Berry is pushing Hunt as a top 14 in fantasy for 2017...not top 14 RB, but top 14 overall now -- the masses have their marching orders. Take advantage of them if you can.
10:24amET: Football TV drinking game, even in the morning...I don't care...and I don't drink...but...
Every time a reporter or analysts excitedly talks about a QBs 'new weapons' -- throw back a shot. You'll be obliterated an hour before 1pm kickoff. They love nothing more than to excuse/prop up their story or their fave player (looking at you Carson Wentz) by talking about the 'new weapons' the QB has.
You know who got a lot of new weapons this offseason -- the New England Patriots
You know who didn't get any new weapons, and ditched one key one they had -- the Kansas City Chiefs.
10:17amET: You know what I can't get enough of? Football commercials where the payoff joke is 'nachos'. I know this is targeted at guys -- so it's either bacon or nachos, because we're simple creatures...males, amiright? Can I ask this, to the males -- who's amazed at nachos in 2017? I have a pantry full of tortilla chips...from Kroger...$1.00 a bag. I grab them, throw on some cheese and any leftover items in the fridge...nachos. I can literally have nachos the way I want everyday of the week. Let's settle down on how 'special' nachos are.
I can't make chicken wings, french fries, fried chicken, burgers like the pros...but I can make nachos just like in about two minutes with random items in my fridge.
10:13amET: Listening to Sal Pal/ESPN, who has pretty good contacts within Philly...he believes Wendell Smallwood is going to get a pretty good workload in the Philly RBBC. He also happened to mention Samaje Perine is planned to get work this game.
I believe it is on the table today -- Perine comes in and provides a spark vs. Kelley and this RB depth chart could change instantaneously.
9:57amET: Strange but true -- there is not one weather concern anywhere for Week 1. No rain...no unusual cold...no unusual heat...no winds over 10mph, etc.
9:15amET: Unlikely to play today: Thomas Rawls, OBJ, John Ross, Prince Amukamara
8:51amET: OG Kyle Long out for CHI is another reason I switched my handicapping pick from CHI to ATL, laying the points, but it's also a minor ding for Jordan Howard today.
-- I really don't believe OBJ will play today, talking to people I trust and seeing what the media is saying.
8:32amET: A great example of what I was talking about in the KC-NE recap/analysis: Someone sent me the following details on a trade they made in dynasty after my suggestion...
10 Team/20 Roster/.5 PPR -- QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, K, DEF
Traded: Kareem Hunt + Corey Coleman FOR A.J. Green + Joe Mixon
The perfect multiplayer deal leveraging the value of the moment. Swing for the fences...find the sucker...read what I said...read/look before you leap...
7:52amET: S. Janikowski goes on I.R. -- another minor reason to like the Titans over Oakland if you;re betting this game.
7:44amET: The Week 1 Projections will be updated around 12:15-12:30ET, once we get the NFL inactives and update them in the system.
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