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Postby benb18a » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:46 pm

What do you guys think of him this year? I'm on the fence as to whether he's a solid low-end WR1 or not in a PPR league, because the receptions have been there, but under the new OC I'm afraid he'll be underutilized like Lewis was in Jax? Are you avoiding him or targeting him? WHIR
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby shmity72 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:32 pm

i'm luke warm on tony g...a lot of things would have to happen for me to draft him. :-o
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby dagnuk » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:43 pm

benb18a wrote:What do you guys think of him this year? I'm on the fence as to whether he's a solid low-end WR1 or not in a PPR league


As a WR-1, absolutely not.
As a TE, if you wait on him, and he's the 8-12th TE off of the board, then he will be a pleasant surprise.
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby Jason497 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:47 pm

Lewis was underutilized because his QB was hot garbage, the other WRs were hot garbage, and he was overrated to begin with.

Gonzo will get his. Comparing the two is absurd, only Jerry Rice has more catches. The ATL is going to put on an aerial assault, it's a copycat league and they wanna throw every down like GB and NE.

That being said, I don't think I'll be drafting him because I either take a TE really early (Graham, Gronk, Gates) or real late (Fred Davis, Jacob Tamme, ect). I think after the big 3 there isn't a huge difference between the rest of the pack.
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby benb18a » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 pm

Sorry I meant TE1
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Postby BurritoBoy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:04 pm

Jason497 wrote:Lewis was underutilized because his QB was hot garbage, the other WRs were hot garbage, and he was overrated to begin with.

Gonzo will get his. Comparing the two is absurd, only Jerry Rice has more catches. The ATL is going to put on an aerial assault, it's a copycat league and they wanna throw every down like GB and NE.

That being said, I don't think I'll be drafting him because I either take a TE really early (Graham, Gronk, Gates) or real late (Fred Davis, Jacob Tamme, ect). I think after the big 3 there isn't a huge difference between the rest of the pack.


I somewhat follow this TE strategy, though I would put Hernandez with the 3 G's (though he doesn't fit if you're going for a cool nickname group) :-b

I also totally agree with the Lewis comment. He had a great 10 TD year cuz he was the only receiving threat, then his QB got worse.

I will most likely not be drafting Gonzo just because I'll be going after other guys when he usually comes up in the drafts. But if he falls deep, or he's there at a point where I don't like my other options cuz I don't want to reach for a guy I like in a later round, I wouldn't mind drafting him.
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:19 am

Gonzalez is a targetable TE once the big names are off the board and good value later in your draft. Though I would easily take Fred Davis here.
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby rasmusDoh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:15 pm

I had this problem in a mock draft earlier today too.

Only "decent" TEs left were Gonzo, Fred Davis and Pettigrew.

How does all of Fred Davis's trouble worry you? As far as i understand he has the potential for a great season!?
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby benb18a » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:25 pm

He's also had an uneventful training camp. I think Pettigrew is the best of that group but in the league I'm drafting in he has an ADP right around Davis and a little above Gonzo.
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Re: Tony Gonzalez?

Postby WHIR 100% » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:30 pm

id let him drop.. unless he falls ridiculously low id rather keep building depth and draft someone with potential
cook, gresham, even fleener, etc
hes on the decline and they are rising, hopefully
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