Markulous wrote: zuggyawesome wrote:
Markulous wrote:I like DeDe. If our line stays healthy, he should be a decent fantasy WR. I still am a bit unsure about Foles though, so not sure he has much of a ceiling.
I still think there's a good chance Keelan Cole emerges here, but Dede is probably the leader for now.
Foles isn't great, but he's not so bad that he's going to throttle the receivers there by himself. If he doesn't succeed there, that's going to say more about Jax's coaches than it is about him.
Cole is at the bottom of the depth chart. I don't know what happened last year
, but he had an epic catch against NEP then completely sucked. Tons of dropped passes, bad route running, couldn't separate, etc. If I was going to take a flier on a non-DeDe WR, I'd rather go after Chark because they really want him to be the guy and he's going to get every opportunity.
Hes still the player he was in 2017, but 2018 wasnt the position he played in 17.
They gave that to Moncrief and pushed him into the Lee role (Lee IR'd in PS wk3, Dede & Moncrief in, playcalling changed to try to increase Bortles efficiency - a la Carr in OAK)
I get why they did it (Circumstances). 100%. I even agree with it.
But thats not
Coles' thing. Never has been. Always a touch optimistic/unrealistic for a guy with his exp (Was purely a DB in HS, only moved to WR in College. Hes 6'2 and fast, had to learn Lee's spot only in last week of PS) to just "slide" across - esp w/other offensive issues (QB, Run game, D etc) plaguing the team.
JAX need to either change personnel groupings ... or hope for a 2nd yr leap at his new position ... trade him, or let him go.
They also need to invest some behind Lee instead of downfield guys - no matter how well theyve done price wise (and they have) all the time (Arob, Hurns, Coles, Westbrook, Chark, Moncrief, Conley). Lee's OK, but he can be improved on at least in terms of health/ durability.
JAX WRs: Dede - Chark - Lee ... all cheaper than keeping Coles and all contracted for 2020 (RFA) for next season
In dynas, if ive got a roster spot? Im happy to pick up Coles at some point this year and stash him in the hope JAX offer him a low tender offer, or let him walk (Jags projected $9m over cap in 2020 atm)
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