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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby JasonSeahorn » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:23 pm

On the topic of Gore: He's not Marshall Faulk but he is the best offensive weapon SF has. Westbrook does a lot of his damage through receptions because he is the best weapon the Eagles have. Granted the Eagles have a better QB and O-Line, but they still try their best to get the ball into Westbrook's hands. I don't think Gore will be much different, he will be the workhorse of that offense and they will need Gore to carry the load. Whether or not Gore can actually handle all that work is another debate, but I don't think the amount of work he'll be getting should be in question.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby TheMaizeAndBlue » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:43 am

Sure he'll be the focal point of the offense, but it's not a very productive offense to begin with, so his goal line touches will be limited, and sure, Gore is the best player on that offense, but I still don't see him getting more carries than Faulk did back in his prime.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby Azrael » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:42 am

TheMaizeAndBlue wrote:Sure he'll be the focal point of the offense, but it's not a very productive offense to begin with, so his goal line touches will be limited, and sure, Gore is the best player on that offense, but I still don't see him getting more carries than Faulk did back in his prime.


However productive it is or isn't, it must be better than Detroit was and KJ scored 8 times in the limited action he saw so I'm not really worried about that. I don't expect Gore to score 20+ TDs like Faulk did. 10-12 with all the yardage he will get is good enough.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby TheMaizeAndBlue » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:20 pm

I'm not going to argue that Gore will be unproductive, because he won't, what I am saying is, he's not going to RUSH for many yards, the receiving yards than he will get will make up for his lack of rushing yards, and little more. I think 900-1000 rushing yards, 300-400 receiving and 10-12 TDs, which is fine. But when you have guys like Marion Barber, who I think will have closer to 1200-1300 yards rushing, 200-250 receiving and 14-15 TDs, I don't see why he's getting as much hype as he's gotten.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby Azrael » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:42 pm

I think you are selling Gore short by atleast 300-400 total yards. I see him as more of a 1,100-1,200 yard back with atleast 600 yards receiving.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby BigBadBrawler » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:27 pm

Azrael wrote:I think you are selling Gore short by atleast 300-400 total yards. I see him as more of a 1,100-1,200 yard back with atleast 600 yards receiving.



Wow. Don't most RBs average like 7 yards a catch. You expect Gore to catch almost 90 passes? That seems pretty high to me.


I definately don't expect Gore to get more than 250 carries in a Martz offense that has been dead last in that category for the last 5 years. And to get that max amount of touches on the ground, Gore will have to stay healthy all season. I'm actually figuring Gore's a pretty solid bet to rush for around a 1000 yards or more, and I do expect him to catch quite a few balls, but I'd temper my expectations in that category down to about a max of 60/450. And I actually think the SF offense top-to-bottom is worse than the DET one though, so I've got Gore down at only about 8 or 9 overall TDs. I'd definately take Barber over him in all formats, but I do think Gore will be a solid PPR pick... ;-D
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby Azrael » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:46 pm

Gore is up around 8ypcatch, Faulk under Martz was around 10 yards per catch, Jones around 8 yards per catch. Ronnie Brown averaged 10 yards a catch. So I'd really expect 8-9 yards per catch from Gore and I do expect him to catch 80 balls. And why not, Faulk did in his prime and Kevin Jones was well on his way to 80+ catches when he went down. Martz isn't dumb. He knows Gore is the best weapon on the team and he will feed him the ball. SF dead last in PPG last year at 13.7. I think they can push 20 with Martz running the offense. That's about 5-6 pts more per game, of which I think Gore can account for 40-50% or about 5-6 more TDs. That's how I see it.
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby Popcynical » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:29 pm

I thought this was about Kevin Smith... :-?
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby Azrael » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:01 pm

Popcynical wrote:I thought this was about Kevin Smith... :-?


Got hijacked :-B
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Re: Fantasy Football Impact Report: Kevin Smith

Postby BigBadBrawler » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:11 am

Azrael wrote:
Popcynical wrote:I thought this was about Kevin Smith... :-?


Got hijacked :-B



Quick Fix: So yeah, all these guys are better options than K.Smith...


There ya go... :-D ;-D
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