In dynas, Hock
In redrafts, Waller.
Interesting. I think Hock is the better overall player obviously, but Waller is certainly interesting if he'll rarely (if ever) be used as an in-line blocker as Hock certain will.
Hock seems like a better version of Hunter Henry with a well-rounded all around game, but he may have down fantasy weeks when he's being used primarily as a blocker. Some games Henry seems to run only a handful of routes. Hard to make hay on 5 routes and that's why he disappears.
If Waller is getting Engram WR-type usage then I'm in on that.
Yeah, i dont mind if you prefer Waller in dynasty. All power to you, sir
Im only confused you see Hock as an almost "Certain" "in-line blocker" ... I mean, theyre BOTH getting "WR-type usage"
I think they are more alike than you think - except TJ has a few more things going in his favour in 2020/ longer term:
DET/Jesse James played 58% of snaps (6th best blocker per pff 2018)
OAK/ Foster Moreau played 55% of snaps
TJ was listed as WR on official lineup
Waller was listed TE
TJ was only on the field for 73% snaps**
Waller was on for 100%
TJ had 9 tgts (20% of tgt share)
Waller had 8 tgts (33% of tgt share)
TJ is 22 (Rookie)
Waller is 27 (4yr vet, 3rd team)**He ran a route on 71% of Stafford dropbacks he was on the field for
Its probably fair to ask: Would Wallers usage have been as high
if JG had had his way & AB wasnt
Certainly true to say DET werent forced into pormoting Hocks usage in any way more than they ordinarily mightve vs OAKs situation, right?
So, if this was week 1 ... as a rookie ... being used as DET wanted from the get-go ... running plenty of routes ... with a guy familair w/Gronk, Watson & AH ... with far more ivnested in him? Im way more excited here.
Im excited for Waller too. DEN a tougher D than ARI, for sure. Really like him this year.
... but between his past, his contract, the AB situation/ OAK O (and will it be exactly the same next season)? Its just that much of a tougher sell to take Waller over Hock if those were the choices given in a Dynasty startup next year, for me, personally anyway
If you - or anyone! - prefers waller to hock, long term? I wouldnt be uspet. You good folk may have the right of it. It would be one of FFs nicer problems to have.
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