Welcome back to the TSF Round Table where the guys at Truth Serum Football are joined by our guest Mr. Bill Palmer! The offseason is continuing to drag on and as always we're here to answer some questions. Have a question you want us to answer at next week’s Round Table discussion? Drop it in a comment below.
- What are some RBs you’d target in the middle rounds if you were to go for a 0 RB strategy for redraft?
Zach: Tandem backs that have the chance at taking the starting job are ideal for this strategy. Zack Moss or Devin Singletary, Ronald Jones or Leonard Fournette, the Denver backs, the Pats backs or the 49ers backs are all good bets too. Guys that have guaranteed workloads with a chance at a bigger role. You get enough of them and you’re bound to hit on a few.
Jimmy: Philip Lindsey, Zack Moss, Travis Etienne, Darrell Henderson (assuming Akers is starting)
David: First off, don't wait till middle rounds to get your first RB. If I had to I would target mike Davis or some of the RBBC ,such as Arizona, Denver and Buffalo.
Bill: AJ Dillon: he showed some explosiveness in the few games he got a chance in last year. And with Jamaal Williams out of the picture he's got a chance to prove himself.
Leonard Fournette and Melvin Gordon: If you’re going for a 0 rb in the start you’re gonna be looking for some point makers and these guys both have good history even as the # 2s.
- Who are some rookie sleepers that you think will make an impact this season?
Zach: D’Wayne Eskridge is one of my favorites. Seattle has very little draft capital this season and they spent their first pick on the speedster out of Western Michigan. I expect him to make an immediate impact in place of David Moore who hauled in 6 touchdowns in 2020 and seemed to be on the receiving end of a bomb from Wilson more often than not.
Jimmy: Fantasy wise as a sleeper I would say Michael Carter (New York Jets RB). I think he has a good shot to make some big plays and get a couple touchdowns.
David: Nico Collins wide reviever from Hueston. They don't have a set starting WR room. On a side note Davis Mills has a chance to start if Deshaun Watson doesn't play.
Bill: Cornell Powell: He had a pretty solid last season at Clemson and had previously been in the shadows of the likes of Tee Higgins. So with someone like Mahomes throwing to him, we could see some sparks
Shi Smith: He finished his college career 4th in receptions and 8th in receiving yards. He has potential to be the #3 there and possibly move up.
- Who would you rather start for fantasy if they won the starting job, Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill?
Zach: Hill. If Winston gets the starting job (which I expect to happen) Hill will be poaching touchdowns and snaps regularly but that won’t be the case if Hill is starting and Winston is riding the bench. Hill was the QB6 averaging a whopping 22.57 points per game over the 4 week span that he was the starter last season. I’m not saying he’d keep that up for an entire season but he showed he’s an elite rushing threat and incredibly accurate completing 72% of his 114 passes as a starter.
Jimmy: Winston. Hill has his fumble issues and I think this job is going to go to Winston.
David: Jameis Winston hands down! Taysom Hill has the rushing ability, but he is no Lamar Jackson. Jameis Winston may have turn over issues but he also has a cannon and puts up points through sheer volume.
Bill: Jameis Winston: I think he has a higher ceiling than Hill but also a lower floor. But I think with a year as a backup he’s also got something to prove.
- Over or under 8.5 wins for the Dolphins?
Zach: Under. I see Miami taking a slight step backwards without Fitzmagic.
Jimmy: I think 8-9 wins is the max for the dolphins, but I'll take the under.
David: Over. With the addition of Jaylen Waddle and Will Fuller, Tua has more weapons to stretch the field. Dolphins also return the majority of their top 10 defense. The main weakness is the running game, but they should be able to at least match last year's win total.
Bill: Over but not by much, I think it’s gonna be right around that 8 but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Tua will have better targets with the drafting of Waddle and the signing of Fuller.
- Start, bench, cut (for PPR fantasy) Damien Harris, Ronald Jones, Myles Gaskin.
Zach: Start Rojo, bench Harris and cut Gaskin. Gaskin was great last season in 10 games but he’s not built to carry a heavy workload and I’m thinking Miami won’t use him as much in the passing game since they have a fully stocked receiver arsenal and don’t have much invested into the former 7th rounder. I think Harris will drastically improve after his impressive sophomore campaign where he showed beastmode tendencies. With Rex Burkhead who averaged 10.8 points per game last season in Houston, there’s plenty of work for Harris. Rojo was a top 20 RB last season and I think he can finish around there again.
Jimmy: Start Jones, Bench Gaskin, Cut Harris. But I'm also Ok switching Gaskin and Jones.
David: Start- Myles Gaskin. Bench- Ronald Jones. Cut- Damien Harris. I don't trust any New England receiving stats as long as Cam Newton is the QB. Gaskin has more potential than Jones because, despite Tua having more weapons, he’s still young and will rely on the safety blanket that a pass/catching RB provides.
Bill: This is a tough one! I’m leaning start Gaskin, I think he’s the clear #1 in miami.
Bench Ronald jones, not that I think he’ll be bad but I think with Fournette and now Giovanni Bernard I think the depth chart is a little more stacked with talent than the Dolphins.
Cut Damien Harris: I don’t like the Patriot’s backfield. I haven’t quite given up on Sony and James White is still there and Cam runs every other play as well. Too crowded and not really enough talents.
That’s it for this week guys. Thanks for reading and as always, stay true.
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