The Darwin Thompson Theory

Post Reply  
Megalodon
Posts: 20477
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009
Sand$: 22,743.86
Shady is old with a lot of miles and already has an injury after just two games. I think it'll be interesting to see how well he recovers. Even if he plays, will it make him slower and less effective?
Great White Shark
Posts: 7585
Joined: Fri Nov 9, 2007
Sand$: 22,893.72
Someone dropped Damien Williams in my 10 team PPR money league. Worth an add?
Darwin is out there too...given the choice, who would you add between the two of them, or neither?

Q - Lamar/Wentz
R - Kerryon/Ekeler/D Freeman/M Gordon/C Thompson
W - M Thomas/D Adams/Kupp/D Moore/Hardman
T - Waller/McDonald
K - Meyer
D - MIN

Williams has thus far outscored Kerryon, Freeman and Thompson, even with McCoy.
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 52338
Joined: Sun Aug 2, 2009
Sand$: 40,261.31
If given the choice I'd still take Damien easily. Heck, he might even be back to practice today.
User avatar
Supreme Megalodon
Posts: 63770
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009
Sand$: 35,313.22
endzoneview wrote:If given the choice I'd still take Damien easily. Heck, he might even be back to practice today.

X2.
Great White Shark
Posts: 3775
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008
Sand$: 7,248.06
Some nfl Analyst on Twitter is going Darrell Williams

https://twitter.com/heathcummingssr/status/1174503550568845312?s=21
_______________________________________

QB: Wentz/Allen RB: Zeke, Cook, Sony, Pllrd, Mattsn, Shady
WR: KAllen, Woods, Sutt, Miller; TE: Cook
K: Butt DEF: KC/MIN
--
QB: Russ RB: Cook, Carsn, Sgtry, Snell, Hunt
WR: Julio, Godwin, J.Brown, AJ, TE: Hig
K: Fairbarn DEF: SF/PHI
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 52338
Joined: Sun Aug 2, 2009
Sand$: 40,261.31
If Darwin didn't jump him in the pecking order in training camp, I would be thinking Darrell Williams too.

In a scenario where both McCoy and Damien are ruled out, I could see a 50/50 split with Darrel getting goal line/short yardage. But this is a big play offense so for big plays I wouldn't have a problem rolling the dice with Darwin.

We'll get a little more clarify today and full clarity tomorrow.

I think worst case scenario is Damien and McCoy are able to play and Reid gives Darwin more than 1 touch.
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 52338
Joined: Sun Aug 2, 2009
Sand$: 40,261.31
Has Darrel Williams been inactive? Or has Reid being putting 4 RB's on the game day roster?
User avatar
Great White Shark
Posts: 1536
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008
Sand$: 3,094.62
So in an IDP Keeper league that's moving more toward a dynasty set up would you drop bench stash like a Damien Harris for Darwin?
_______________________________________

QB - Wentz, Brees
RB - Gurely, Fournette, D. Henry, M. Brown (LAR)
WR - M. Thomas, Smith-Schuster, AJ. Green, A. Cooper, M. Brown (BAL)
TE - Z. Ertz
PK- H Butker
DST - Rams
Megalodon
Posts: 20477
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009
Sand$: 22,743.86
McCoy tentatively expected back at practice, guessing limited in some fashion. Damien is not practicing still.
User avatar
Great White Shark
Posts: 5860
Joined: Wed Sep 7, 2011
Sand$: 10,415.07
endzoneview wrote:Has Darrel Williams been inactive? Or has Reid being putting 4 RB's on the game day roster?


Nope, he was active.
User avatar
Supreme Megalodon
Posts: 63770
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009
Sand$: 35,313.22
RedZoneTarget wrote:So in an IDP Keeper league that's moving more toward a dynasty set up would you drop bench stash like a Damien Harris for Darwin?

No. At the very least, Harris is tradeable.
User avatar
Great White Shark
Posts: 1536
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008
Sand$: 3,094.62
Latest I have seen ...

LeSean McCoy (ankle) missed practice Wednesday.
Both he and Damien Williams (knee) weren't available at practice Wednesday. While the organization has been mum on Williams' availability heading into Sunday, McCoy reportedly still has a "shot" to play. Darwin Thompson appears to be in line for more work against the Ravens with how this backfield's trending. McCoy needs to get in a limited session prior to Sunday to be deemed viable for Week 3.

SOURCE: Adam Teicher on Twitter
Sep 18, 2019, 4:31 PM ET
_______________________________________

QB - Wentz, Brees
RB - Gurely, Fournette, D. Henry, M. Brown (LAR)
WR - M. Thomas, Smith-Schuster, AJ. Green, A. Cooper, M. Brown (BAL)
TE - Z. Ertz
PK- H Butker
DST - Rams
Great White Shark
Posts: 3775
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008
Sand$: 7,248.06
Just saw NFL Network report of no practice for either... But in the same report he said “Darrell Williams is the next man up in Andy Reid’s eyes”

No mention of Darwin.
_______________________________________

QB: Wentz/Allen RB: Zeke, Cook, Sony, Pllrd, Mattsn, Shady
WR: KAllen, Woods, Sutt, Miller; TE: Cook
K: Butt DEF: KC/MIN
--
QB: Russ RB: Cook, Carsn, Sgtry, Snell, Hunt
WR: Julio, Godwin, J.Brown, AJ, TE: Hig
K: Fairbarn DEF: SF/PHI
User avatar
Supreme Megalodon
Posts: 63770
Joined: Sat May 16, 2009
Sand$: 35,313.22
I've read comments from Reid specifically mentioning Thompson needs to improve his pass blocking.
User avatar
Megalodon
Posts: 11241
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010
Sand$: 46,073.03
I got him for $1 in the auction preseason and dropped him after week 1. We use blind bids with our $200 salary cap for waivers, and I got him with a $10 bid this week. No one else bid more than $1. I guess we'll see what happens this week, but if he doesn't do much, I'd like to drop him again and then pick him up again with a smaller bid. This may be a case where we're a little too far ahead of the curve.