It's gonna be a long year for these Cowboys...

I have to admit, after including some thoughts on today’s remembrance¬†in our earlier live thread, I think the pre-ceremonies around the league were handled pretty nicely for an event that will forever live in infamy. (Hey, if you’re going to quote someone, might as well be one of the best.) And speaking of the today’s earlier live thread, I would be remiss not to mention again that while I’m completely ecstatic that football has returned, and even doubly ecstatic (is that a thing?) that my Chargers are looking pretty good right now against the Chiefs, that for the general NFL fan, there really wasn’t any premiere matchups to open up the first Sunday of the regular season. No pizzazz. No jazz hands, if you will. And if you didn’t know, Football and jazz hands are like pees and carrots, Jet Li and Delroy Lindo, Tom Brady and uggs,… you get the point. But does the afternoon slate give us a bit more in terms of storylines and rivalries? I feel like it’s a resounding MAYBE. That’s how we do resounding here folks, all caps. Forget the Dolphins and Seahawks, or even the Lions and Colts, no, the focus should be on the NFC East matchup between the Giants and Cowboys. Romoless Cowboys, sure, but with all the derp you get from this division, you basically had me at “NFC Eeee”. Speak no further, I’M F*CKING IN. We’ll see the debut of Dax Prescott, Eli Manning consistently throwing it 10 feet away from Odell Beckham Jr. just to see what happens, and of course Troy Aikman and Joe Buck. The last one isn’t really a highlight, but more a cry for help. Or, you know, a reminder to use horse tranquilizers to get through it all…

  1. William Hung says:
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    Every year, I avoid drafting anyone on the Giants – it’s just not worth it for me as a Giants fan. I am scared of Dak and Elliot though, I have zero confidence in Spaz’s abilities as a D-Coordinator these days

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Really? I homer it up when it makes sense.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: yeah, I hear ya – and if OBJ was there when I was drafting 10th, I would’ve taken him. I also almost took Eli when Tyrod came off the board in the 8th round ahead of him, but 2 picks later, Eli was gone.

        I avoided Shephard cause yahoo had him 80th overall, and the TE situation is too murky. The only guy I debated on was Rashad Jennings since he can do it all – but I chose Woodhead over him.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Yeah, that’s a good point, sometimes it’s just up to the draft.

  2. Steve says:
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    Where did Coby Fleener hide all day? Wow that was a bad debut

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Yeah, didn’t see much. But these types of shoot-outs can be a weird thing, maybe they are focusing on a certain area for a reason, gameplanning, etc.

  3. William Hung says:
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    New year, same story for the Bengals – Abandon the run early and air it out. Too bad Bernard was not more involved for me.

    Jeremy Hill is again going to be that TD-dependent player and will have those big weeks along with those near donuts.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, I did not like that game today fantasy-wise, Forte on the other side frustrated me too.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: did not think he would get that many yards – def could see the volume. I hope I get something similar out of Arian Foster…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: I expected a pretty game from Forte I think based on my rankings.

  4. William Hung says:
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    Blair finished the game well, going 4-4 in the 2nd half, but 2 missed FGs and a XP? Do we need to be looking elsewhere for a kicker in W2?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Just keep an eye on him, I think this is sorta who he is, but it could fall apart.

  5. William Hung says:
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    Before the season started, it looked like the G-Men were going to commit to Rashad Jennings at RB instead of rotating so much like they did last season… but with how good Vereen has looked against the Cowboys, I think the G-Men are going to have to keep rotating

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, Vereen been looking good, picked him up late in a few leagues, liking what I’ve seen.

  6. William Hung says:
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    Spencer Ware had himself a day! Looks like he really was worth a mid round pick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Well, until Charles comes back and then gets injured again.

  7. William Hung says:
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    Crap – i thought Riddick would fly under the radar for me and be a bye week filler. No way after this performance today. Definitely one of the top RB waiver pickups

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Totally. I think he was 12-team viable from the start. At least as depth.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: yeah i debated a long time between Tyler Boyd and Riddick since I was lacking in good RB options.

        I think I might try to flip Boyd or Coleman to the Keenan Allen owner for one of his bench RBs.

        Do you think the WRs for the Browns (including Gordon) are going to be a wasteland with RG3 at QB?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: It’s a fair question. I won’t make any judgements based off of one game, but I think RG3 looked terrible. I still like Gordon and Coleman though. I mean, RB3 already has a sprained shoulder I think, so I want to see what happens next.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: the keenan allen owner in my league has Rawls, Elliot, Mathews, and Hightower at RB.

            I’m wondering what would work in terms of trading one of my WRs for one of his RBs. WR depth for me is: Green, A-Rob, Cobb, Torrey, Coleman and Boyd

            • William Hung says:
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              and his WRs are: Allen, Tate, Parker, and Coates

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @William Hung: you need bigger benches or bigger than 10 team leagues if rid dick wasn’t drafted in PPR leagues. in standards i’d believe it.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and you must’ve been using a site (yahoo/espn) ranking if you thought ervin/rid dick were close in a PPR setting.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I think Hung might be doing standard, but I can’t remember at the moment. Might even be 10 team… it starts to make sense then I think.

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