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So low on Randy Moss

Postby Cover 2 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:11 am

I looked for a search function, because I'm sure the topic has come up, but could not find it, so please do not scold me too harshly if that is the case.
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Why is it that people seem to be so low on Moss? I realize that he has had consecutive down seasons, but both due to nagging injuries, 2004 his had plantar fasciitis, a foot ailment that basically kept him out for 5 gamesof the 04 season, and despite that he was on pace for 16 TD's. That is lacking to acknowledge his hamstring injury as well, we all remember a one legged Moss burn Harris for a TD and the craziness that ensued. While in 05 he was plagued by rib, groin, and hamstring injuries from basically week 5 on.

Do people really not trust his talent? His health? His QB? I think anyone who watched more than a few Raiders game understood just how little Norv Turner utlized Moss when healthly.

I realize Brooks is no Culpepper, but he has a past with good #'s with Joe Horn a noticably lesser WR, not to mention his scrambling ability is bound to help Moss with a few big broken plays.

I'm not here to proclaim Moss as the #1 fantasy WR, but I don't understand some of the "washed up" sentiment when it has only been naggin injuries. Obviously injuries are never something you can just completely shrug off, but I don't think Moss can be tagged injury prone just yet.

Am I missing any big factors, I think Moss is a steal in the 4th which is where I have seen him go.
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Postby Jimboozie » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:13 am

People have short memories. Let them forget how money Randy is when heatlhy, and I will pick him every time in the 3rd/4th round.
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Postby bagobonez » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:36 am

Jimboozie wrote:People have short memories. Let them forget how money Randy is when heatlhy, and I will pick him every time in the 3rd/4th round.


I agree. There are alot of WR's that are ranked above him when they shouldn't be. I feel a comeback year coming if he can stay healthy.
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Postby aussieboy » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:55 am

Moss when healthy is still as dominant a receiver as any in the NFL. Problem is he's been sidlined with multiple injuries over the past two seasons, in fact he hasn't actually been sidelined, he's always a GTD and ends up playing whilst hurt simply because he's such a good decoy. This results in poor fantasy performances for those games which end up burning his owners.

Many believe that Moss is simply a speed receiver who is losing his once blistering speed. I remember last season he got run down from behind a number of times, can't remember that ever happening in his days at Minnesotta.

Moss would be an absolute steal in the 4th round, I can't see him lasting that long in most drafts. If he's there in the 3rd snatch him up quickly. It wasn't that long ago that he was a solid first round pick.

P.S-If anyone has indeed forgotten how good this guy is go YouTube "Randy Moss", you'll be reminded in no time.
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Postby bklik » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:02 am

Shhhhh... Maybe everybody is keeping from talking about Moss for a reason. He would be an amazing Late 3rd scoop. ;-D
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Postby Twisted Sister » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:17 am

I wouldn't draft Randy Moss in the first 3 rounds... he's lost something over the years. He's also 29, so I'm concerned that his prime has passed for his style of play.

In the 4th round, yeah, I'd probably take a shot... but he leaves the draft board long before then. (typically mid-3rd).

I'd much rather have Harrison at the relatively same draft spot. Chambers usually goes after both, so I'd take the Chambers upside over a gamble on a Randy Moss rebound.

FYI - he was on Sirius radio a few weeks ago. His attitude about his health was very neutral... not positive, just neutral. I construe this as negative to his value.
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Postby Alkaholik » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:00 am

I am high on Moss this year and love seeing him go in the 3rd in Mocks, cuz when the real drafts are around i will reach for him late 2nd, very early 3rd.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:05 am

Alkaholik wrote:I am high on Moss this year and love seeing him go in the 3rd in Mocks, cuz when the real drafts are around i will reach for him late 2nd, very early 3rd.


Just curious, gut instinct or something else? Please don't say it's Aaron Brooks vs. Kerry Collins :-[
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Postby Doctor P » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:05 am

Alkaholik wrote:I am high on Moss this year and love seeing him go in the 3rd in Mocks, cuz when the real drafts are around i will reach for him late 2nd, very early 3rd.


That's exactly how I feel. Drafting 2nd in my league, I feel he will either be there in the late 2nd or early 3rd, and I will snatch him up as well..... ;-D
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Postby Cover 2 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:06 am

This thread has made me very happy :), I will feel better grabbing him in the 3rd if need be.
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