Well, that's just flatly untrue. I can tell you because Joe Haden is almost always matched against the opponent's No. 1 receiver. He followed AJ Green all over the field last year in both matchups against Cincy.
No, it isn't EVERY play. Sometimes a coverage scheme demands guys be in a certain spot, but I'm talking about when a team is in man... You generally want your best CB matched against the team's best WR.
It's not untrue, this has been pointed out about Revis and the Jets several times last year.
Dallas has never run a "glue" not even with Deion, he just played his side...the QB never looked at his side.
If the Browns did that with Haden it had to be a rare situation...def not something they did on a regular, CBs become accustomed to playing a side.
major hole at QB but other than that looks like a very very good team. I think martin will have a better year than richardson but richardson will be one of the top flex plays. mccoy obv elite. all 3 WRs good, good TE. I'd have taken Locker instead of Schaub and started him over Cutler
TEAM 1: 12 team money league no ppr. I had the 11th pick and really love what I was able to do with it.
QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Darren McFadden
RB: Matt Forte
RB/WR: Fred Jackson
WR: Brandon Lloyd
WR: Dwayne Bowe
TE: Brandon Pettigrew
K: Billy Cundiff
Robert Griffin III
TEAM 2: 8 team league. No money but its with my bestfriends and is really competitive. No PPR.
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Darren McFadden
RB: Michael Turner
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw
WR: Andre Johnson
WR: Brandon Marshall
TE: Vernon Davis
TE: Martellus Bennet
K: Matt Prater
Considering trading Turner for Matthews and starting Harvin until Matthews is back.
Team 1: You did a great job with running backs. Fred Jackson at your third is going to be really helpful down the road. With how well you did with your runningbacks, you were still able to snag some decent receivers. I like Bowe a lot and Lloyd should have a very solid year. Kenny Britt is a risky pick but he has a lot of potential and it can't hurt to have him on your bench. Matt Ryan is fine enough for a quarterback and RG3 could be Camesque this year. Smart play picking up Spiller because of Jacksons injury problems in the past and Jennings could get some points in the first couple of weeks. All in all a very good team for a 12 team league.
Team 2: Your receivers are very good. I like Thomas and Harvin a lot this year, so having those guys on your bench is solid. Obviously Brady is one of the elite quarterbacks so nothing to really say there. I can see you like McFadden this year . Liking him is not unwarranted as his potential is enormous if he can stay healthy. I would definitely consider doing that trade. Not a fan of Turner this year and I like Mathews a lot. Harvin is a very solid flex play so I don't think you will lose out too much in the short term.
QB: Jay Cutler
RB: Shady Mccoy
RB: Trent Richardson
WR: Brandon Marshall
WR: Wes Welker
WR: Jeremy Maclin
TE: Aaron Hernandez
W/R: Doug Martin
K: Rob Bironas
DEF: San Francisco 49'ers
BN: Matt Schaub
BN: Titus Young
BN: Kendall Hunter
BN: Micheal Crabtree
4th place here I come!
Your top two runningbacks are great and Martin should be a viable third option, but you don't have very much depth. During bye weeks you are going to be scrambling to try and fill those spots in. I really like your receivers. I am really high on Maclin this year and Welker is a consistently great fantasy option. Marshall is due for his breakout year statwise as well. Quarterback combo of Cutler and Schaub isn't great but it will get the job done. I also really really like Titus Young this year. Don't be surprised if you end up starting him for more than a few weeks.
QB: Drew Brees
RB: Ryan Williams
WR: Greg Little
I will base this analysis off a 12 team league standard scoring format. Great job with your runningback draft. Lynch and Richardson are workhorses and should be very good for fantasy this year. I like your bench even more than your starters, as all three have the possibility of being starting running backs (Fred Jackson has injury issues, Foster missed some games last year to injury, and Beanie Wells is made of glass). Receivers are pretty good as well. Fitzy and Green are going to provide a good 1-2 punch and I have a feeling Decker will become Peytons favorite target. With Drew Brees as your quarterback, you probably don't need to keep a quarteback on your bench and if you are going to do this, make it someone besides Joe Flacco.
First, how's my team looking? 12 Team Standard Scoring QB-favored league(+0.5 pts per completion, -0.5 pts per incompletion)
Also exploring trade options with a team who's looking for a TE.
QB: Matthew Stafford
WR: Antonio Brown, Brandon Lloyd, Sidney Rice
RB: Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles,
TE: Jared Cook
WRT: Donald Brown
Bench: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Amendola, Philip Rivers, Toby Gerhart, Isaiah Pead.
I was thinking of offering Brandon Pettigrew, Vincent Jackson, and Cedric Benson for his Jared Cook, Antonio Brown, and BenJarvus Green Ellis/Donald Brown(one or the other).
Should I send the trade request or wait until some football is actually played? If yes, should I go for Donald Brown or BJGE?
Your runningbacks should be solid in that they will get a lot of carries. The only thing that worries me is the lack of touchdowns that Steven Jackson gets and that the Cleveland Browns get. If those two guys can find the endzone, you'll be fine. I don't like your receivers very much. Colston and Jackson in theory should be very good, but I don't like how many options the Saints have and how much Brees trusts Graham. I also don't like the Bucs offense very much, but who knows they may surprise me this year. Your two tight ends are both solid.
I would do that trade. Go for BJGE over Brown. I like Antonio Brown a lot this year, especially with Mike Wallace's holdout. That will definitely upgrade you at receiver and I think BJGE is a slight upgrade over Benson as well.