Behrens is saying to drop the following guys to grab Ogletree... Do you agree with this?
This to me is laughable. I take a proven winner any day over a flash in the pan and thats what I beleive he is. The stars were aligned last night with multiple injuries in the NYG secondary and Witten injury. Romo was picking on teh Giants #6 corner in Coe and went to whomever he was covering. Sorry, I beleive Ogletree is no better then the 4th option in the passing game behind Dez, Austin, Witten. I would also wager that he is the most dropped guy next week after go 2 catches for 20yds. Meanwhile, I just added depth to my roster by adding Boldin...
I'm struggling to find much in the way of proven winners in that list.
I actually came into this thread thinking I was going to be on the anti-Ogletree side of things, because his upside is probably capped to around what Laurent Robinson did last year. However, with the extent to which people are saying "just ignore him" my middle ground has put me on the side of having to argue in favor of him.
Here's the thing about these week 1 breakout players. A lot of them work out, a lot of championships are won by the teams that get them, and a lot of the current crop of studs started out as them. On your list alone, Washington, Rice, and Boldin were all likely on the WW at the start of their breakout years. Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles, Victor Cruz, Roddy White, Antonio Brown, Brandon Lloyd, Torrey Smith, Stevie Johnson. These are all guys who, at some point, were skipped over by thousands of people who said "nah, he's just a one week wonder, I'll hang on to my low scoring steady veteran who I know can get me 3 points when I need it but is never actually going to enter my starting lineup".
Anquan Boldin will give you 800/3. That's nice, I guess. But who the heck is starting a guy that gets 800/3 any more? You're probably getting more out of your backup tight end. I'd drop Anquan Boldin in a hot second for a supposed flash in the pan that could be the next Victor Cruz or even the next Laurent Robinson. Ogletree's upside seems limited by Dez/Austin, but how quickly we forget that Cruz's was supposed to be capped by two young up and coming receivers in front of him as well. Additionally, there's always the chance that Dallas enters Detroit/NE/Saints levels on offense or that one of the injury twins (Dez/Austin) ends up, well, injured.
The thing about the waiver wire is that, by week 3, the vast majority of guys who are the next big thing are gone. I've had years where I've sat through those weeks and held onto my waiver priority, and all I end up with is the #1 waiver priority and no one to spend it on.
There are going to be 3-5 more breakout players this weekend in addition to Ogletree. Half of these guys will be a flash in the pan. Half of them will be the real deal and will be considered a studly FF mainstay two years from now. Regardless, I'll gladly roll the dice on that game and hope I end up with one of the good ones in exchange for some "depth" that makes me feel cozy at night but doesn't actually contribute any points to my team.
Slow, steady, and safe is the quickest route to FF mediocrity.