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Dr Brisket
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?


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CBandits82
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
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However, The game is not played on paper and that is not always the best move. There is some serious concerns about ekeler in that offense. You are not going to get the same production from the last few years


It’s only been one week.

One game.

We don’t know this.


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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Take off your LSU googles and stop being a fricking clown.

Oh, it’s a standard league. Cool, I’m still taking Ekeler by a landslide. Give me the guy who just set a career high in carries and touches on Sunday.

You cited goalline touches lol. Have you ever watched Fournette? Dude runs with a fricking piano on his back.


Mpd31
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Take off your LSU googles and stop being a fricking clown. Oh, it’s a standard league. Cool, I’m still taking Ekeler by a landslide. Give me the guy who just set a career high in carries and touches on Sunday. You cited goalline touches lol. Have you ever watched Fournette? Dude runs with a fricking piano on his back.


I get it. It has been one game but there is a lot not to like about Ekeler’s situation. On 20 carries he only got 85 yards against a bad defense with no tds and only 1 catch. Part of the reason Ekeler was so successful was all of the dunk off passes he got from rivers. Anthony Lynn said himself that their new scheme will limit checkown passes to Ekeler. Fournette is a more talented back than Ekeler. The piano comment doesn’t make any sense.


Mpd31
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t’s only been one week. One game. We don’t know this.


We don’t know this And I can be wrong but their is cause for concern. Did i mention their oline is terrible?

I’m not saying everyone should drop ekeler but I just don’t like his situation. I can see the reasons not to pick him up and drop a player with potential upside. Now if he could drop a scrub or a wide receiver it would be a different story.


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GynoSandberg
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
You’re concerned about Ekeler’s situation when he’s on pace for 300 carries 1,344 yards but you’re touting Fournette who is on pace for 80 carries for 80 yards and cannot beat out Ronald Jones

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Fournette is a more talented back than Ekeler


Do what now


Mpd31
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Again Fournette has only been in Tampa for a week. He wasn’t expected to get many carries. I feel like he has more long term upside. However, Agree to disagree guys. I was just giving an objective view to this situation. We shall see what happens.


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Jesus Crhist man


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Fournette is a more talented back than Ekeler.



Honestly, just never post here again. Fournette is so talented that he was cut by his team who thought an undrafted rookie was just as good as him. He went through waivers unclaimed and is sitting behind a guy who has a slow start to his career. Sure, Fournette could take over, but when? You can't exercise that level of patience with Austin Ekeler out there.

Oh yeah, you keep touting Fournette's numbers (which are really just inefficient volume stats), but you never mention Ekeler's number combined with elite efficiency.


Mpd31
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Honestly, just never post here again. Fournette is so talented that he was cut by his team who thought an undrafted rookie was just as good as him. He went through waivers unclaimed and is sitting behind a guy who has a slow start to his career. Sure, Fournette could take over, but when? You can't exercise that level of patience with Austin Ekeler out there. Oh yeah, you keep touting Fournette's numbers (which are really just inefficient volume stats), but you never mention Ekeler's number combined with elite efficiency.


Lol y’all are so closed minded on value and draft position. Fournette was cut bc he is an asshat and also wants to get paid big bucks. The guy who posted in this has the flexibility to wait and see. He does not have to make a move. Ekeler had elite efficiency with Rivers. This is an entirely different offense and he wasn’t that efficient on Sunday again shotty defense. I’m not saying that Fournette will definitely be a star and ekeler will be a bust but there is an argument to be made. I don’t agree that the guy who drafted him should have dropped him after one game but also not sure the guy who posted this should automatically jump on him. I could be completely wrong but the situation is not great for ekeler. I don’t think this is as much of a slam dunk decision as everyone one says
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MUMFORD
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Well I was able to acquire Ekeler. Will be interesting to see how things ultimately work out with him vs. Fournette.

Thanks to all who provided feedback.


TigerLunatik
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Why doesn't this kind of stuff ever happen in the leagues that I play in?

Congrats on the pick up.


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Vicks Kennel Club
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Okay, if you are so confident in Fournette, then let’s bet on it rest of season. Who scores more fantasy points? We can put in a stipulation of minimum games played to avoid injury.


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DallasTiger45
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
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Lol y’all are so closed minded on value and draft position. Fournette was cut bc he is an asshat and also wants to get paid big bucks. The guy who posted in this has the flexibility to wait and see. He does not have to make a move. Ekeler had elite efficiency with Rivers. This is an entirely different offense and he wasn’t that efficient on Sunday again shotty defense. I’m not saying that Fournette will definitely be a star and ekeler will be a bust but there is an argument to be made. I don’t agree that the guy who drafted him should have dropped him after one game but also not sure the guy who posted this should automatically jump on him. I could be completely wrong but the situation is not great for ekeler. I don’t think this is as much of a slam dunk decision as everyone one says


You are focusing on the situation for Ekeler but glossing over Fournette's situation- HE PLAYED 13% OF SNAPS LAST GAME. How come Fournette has upside but Ekeler doesn't? In your hypothetical you laid out, Fournette could dust Ronald Jones but Ekeler is locked into 1 target moving forward? Do you understand that you are discounting one player's upside while relying on another player's upside in order to justify your position?


Mpd31
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You are focusing on the situation for Ekeler but glossing over Fournette's situation- HE PLAYED 13% OF SNAPS LAST GAME. How come Fournette has upside but Ekeler doesn't? In your hypothetical you laid out, Fournette could dust Ronald Jones but Ekeler is locked into 1 target moving forward? Do you understand that you are discounting one player's upside while relying on another player's upside in order to justify your position?


I get what you are saying. I started commenting on this post to give the OP a different view since everyone thought that the move was a no brainer. Like I said in my last post I’m not saying that Fournette is a sure star and Ekeler is a sure bust. My argument is Based off the Fact that Fournette’s situation has the potential to get a lot better and we are looking at the OG’s rb 4. He doesn’t need an immediate fix. Ekeler will get a lot of carries but his situation probably won’t get any better. He will continue to be on a bad team, with a bad oline, and a bad qb. His ceiling is capped unless Herbert comes in and revives the offense. No I’m not 100 percent confident that Fournette will win the job in Tampa but his situation has the possibility to get A lot better. He has only been in Tampa and was never expected to get a lot of snaps.


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MrJimBeam
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Is this a two team league? Sign me up. I don’t mind taking advantage of retards.


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tigernnola
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
At some point, the OC will realize he has to use the check-down. Ekler is one of the best RB receivers in the NFL.


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tigburls
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Week 2 to Fournette even with light touches. Surprised you didn't bump this yourself with the the know it all douches giving you so much grief for an opinion.


GynoSandberg
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
Ekeler is on pace for 320 touches and 1,880 yards

Good game for LF but a lot of teams are going to do that to panthers

Bump at end of season plz


tigburls
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re: Austin Ekeler is available. Should I?
it's more about Vick acting like a little bitch in this thread than who ends up better. We all take guesses as to who will be outperform who. Mpd stated his case, wasn't a jerk about it, and some asshat tells him to never post again and how stupid he is. No one needs that.


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