Kareem Hunt’s 2019 fantasy football value

In this episode we take a segment from our latest podcast and discuss if Kareem Hunt is a sleeper or a bust in 2019 fantasy football. We discuss what could make him a sleeper and what could make him a bust. He is currently being drafted in the 7th round and our hosts debate if he should be drafted there or drafted at all and which players we would rather have on our team.

Each First Round Draft Pick From The 2019 NFL Draft

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That’s it! The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is over and some of the biggest names are officially off the board. Here are every draft pick from the first round:

Selection No. 1 – Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray

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Selection No. 2 – San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa

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Selection No. 3 – New York Jets: DT Quinnen Williams

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Selection No. 4 – Oakland Raiders: DE Clelin Ferrell

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Selection No. 5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB Devin White

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Selection No. 6 – New York Giants: QB Daniel Jones

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Selection No. 7 – Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Josh Allen

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Selection No. 8 – Detroit Lions: TE TJ Hockenson

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Selection No. 9 – Buffalo Bills: DT Ed Oliver

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Selection No. 10 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Via Broncos): LB Devin Bush

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Selection No. 11 – Cincinnati Bengals: OT Jonah Williams

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Selection No. 12 – Green Bay Packers: DE Rashan Gary

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Selection No. 13 – Miami Dolphins: DT Christian Wilkins

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Selection No. 14 – Atlanta Falcons: G/T Chris Lindstrom

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Selection No. 15 – Washington Redskins: QB Dwayne Haskins

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Selection No. 16 – Carolina Panthers: OLB Brian Burns

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Selection No. 17 – New York Giants (Via Browns): DT Dexter Lawrence

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Selection No. 18 – Minnesota Vikings: C Garrett Bradbury

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Selection No. 19 – Tennessee Titans: DT Jeffery Simmons

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Selection No. 20 – Denver Broncos (Via Steelers): TE Noah Fant

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Selection No. 21 – Green Bay Packers (Via Seahawks): S Darnell Savage

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Selection No. 22 – Philadelphia Eagles (Via Ravens): T Andre Dillard

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Selection No. 23 – Houston Texans: T Tytus Howard

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Selection No. 24 – Oakland Raiders (Via Bears): RB Josh Jacobs

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Selection No. 25 – Baltimore Ravens (Via Eagles): WR Marquise Brown

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Selection No. 26 – Washington Redskins (Via Colts): DE Montez Sweat

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Selection No. 27 – Oakland Raiders (Via Cowboys): S Johnathan Abram

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Selection No. 28 – Los Angeles Chargers: DT Jerry Tillery

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Selection No. 29 – Seattle Seahawks (Via Chiefs): DE L.J. Collier

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Selection No. 30 – New York Giants (Via Seahawks/Packers/Saints): CB Deandre Baker

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Selection No. 31 – Atlanta Falcons (Via Rams): T Kaleb McGary

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Selection No. 32 – New England Patriots: WR N’Keal Harry

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Top 10 Greatest Saints To Ever Play

Johnathon Vilma, Pat Swilling, Mark Ingram. All dominate Saints players yet they didn’t make the cut for my personal top 10 Saints players. Here is my top 10 Saints players.

Number 10: DE Will Smith

Super Bowl winning DE Will Smith was murdered tragically April 9th, 2016. Will Smith’s greatest play, in my opinion, was Tracy Porter’s game-sealing interception as he laid a key block on Peyton Manning.

Number 9: QB Archie Manning

Although it was another era when Saints fans typically wore paper bags over their heads, there was a shining star at QB by the name of Archie Manning. He gave the Saints hope yet we were typically considered the “laughing stock of the league.”

Number 8: WR Joe Horn

WR Joe Horn was not only a great receiver, he was a hilarious personality to have around New Orleans. He’s iconically know for his cell phone celebration after a touchdown.

Number 7: LB Sam Mills

LB Sam Mills passed away August 3rd, 2005 after a battle with colon cancer. Mills was inducted into the Saints and Panthers Hall of Fame. Mills is the inspiration behind the Panthers’ slogan “Keep Pounding.” He was in “Dome Patrol.” The “Dome Patrol” was a nickname for the Saints linebacking corp.

Number 6: OL Willie Roaf

OT Willie Roaf, aka “Nasty,” played for the Saints and Chiefs for thirteen seasons. He was such an exceptional tackle, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Number 5: RB Deuce McAllister

DEUCEEEEE!!! Deuce McAllister is the greatest running back in Saints history. He was drafted out of Ole Miss in the first round and spent eight seasons with the Saints.

Number 4: WR Marques Colston

WR Marques Colston, the greatest WR to never make a Pro Bowl. After drafted in the seventh round out of Hofstra, he was never looked at tremendously. He has just under 10,000 career yards (9,759) and 72 touchdowns.

Number 3: K Morten Anderson

K Morten Andersen is one of the greatest kickers ever after just being passed by ageless K Adam Vinatieri. Andersen ended his career with 2,544 points. He was inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Number 2: LB Rickey Jackson

HOF LB Rickey Jackson was inducted into the 2010 class. Jackson was the leader of the “Dome Patrol.” The “Dome Patrol” consisted of Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughn Johnson and Pat Swilling.

Number 1: QB Drew Brees

Although this may be obvious, I placed Brees as the greatest Saint ever because after Hurricane Katrina, the Saints, and quite frankly, the whole city of New Orleans was in desperate need of a hero. The Saints were rumored to be relocated to San Antonio if NOLA couldn’t recover. Within a few years of being signed, Brees brought a Lombardi to NOLA.


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Jayrone Elliott: Saints Best AAF Prospect

Former San Antonio Commanders’ LB/DE Jayrone Elliott would add great depth to the Saints’ defensive line and linebackers.

Elliott, who led the AAF in sacks with 7.5 in just 8 games, was a Packers linebacker a few years back and already spent time in New Orleans during the preseason.

With the Saints losing DT Sheldon Rankins for the beginning of the season due to a torn achilles and the lack of depth at the linebacker position for us, Jayrone Elliott could supply us with “breathing room” per se. Elliot is a great pass rusher and for him to learn with one of the game’s best in Cam Jordan can be very beneficial for him.

The 6’3″, 255lbs linebacker nearly missed the 53-man roster cut off and had to sign with the AAF in the meantime.


Fun Fact: LB Jayrone Elliott, CB Marshon Lattimore, WR Ted Ginn Jr, and ST/CB Justin Hardee all attended Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH.

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The Chiefs Trade For Emmanuel Ogbah

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We got a real trade on April Fools day. Yes the Chiefs traded Eric Murray to the Browns in exchange for Emmanuel Ogbah. Both players are on rookie contracts and no draft picks were involved. The Brown’s were looking to trade Ogbah all off season after their acquisition of Olivier Vernon and the drive to trade him only grew when he skipped the first off season program. There are no real negatives here as both teams got a position of need at a cheap price. So lets look at how this effects each team.

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The Chiefs: Eric Murray was a potential cut candidate for the Chiefs because of their depth at safety. Daniel Sorenson, Amarni Watts, Jordan Lucas, and Tyrann Mathieu would have pushed Murray out of any playing time. So they gave up a backup for a staring defensive lineman in Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah will help the Chiefs transition into a new defense. He is a solid run stopper and adds a few sacks a year. He is nothing special but will pair up well with Chris Jones and Alex Okafor well. Solid move by general manager, Brett Veach, and makes the Chief’s draft need of corner back more clear.

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The Browns: The Browns were in need of a safety the moment they sent Jabrill Peppers to the Giants. Eric Murray probably will not start for the Browns, but he will be a good rotational player that can make plays at times. John Dorsey drafted Murray when he was with the Chiefs, so maybe John knows how get Murray to his full potential. Getting rid of Ogbah needed to happen as Myles Garret and Olivier Vernon will take up the most playing time. Also, the Browns would have gotten rid of him next year once his contract was up because he would have asked for big money and some team would have over paid. Overall, another good trade by the Brown’s new aggressive general manager.

 

Believeland can believe once again

As everyone knows, Cleveland was the laughing stock in the sports world since 1999 when they returned after moving to Baltimore in 1996, but this city has become a growing sports capital that no one expected.

The Cleveland Browns have made a huge splash in the sports world, recently we have acquired star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr who is arguably a top 5 receiver at the moment with his outstanding years on the New York Giants. Beckham, who is 26 years old, was traded in a package with Kevin Zeitler, a first and third round pick and Jabrill peppers for Olivier Vernon and Odell. The Giants were in desperate need of a right guard and Kevin Zeitler was the man to fill it, in 2018 he allowed 1.7% of rushes on his side making him the 3rd best right guard that year, also for the giants, the release of Landon Collins made a gap in their backfield. Peppers could fill that spot very well, in his 2 years in Cleveland he managed 137 tackles along with 1 sack and 2 interceptions.

Odell provides more depth in the browns more the impressive offense, former Heisman winner Baker Mayfield has put on a show his rookie season throwing for 3,725 and a record-tying 27 touchdowns which meet with Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning’s rookie touchdown record. Along with Baker and Odell they have Odell’s former college teammate Jarvis Landry, also they have Antonio Callaway who did have some troubles during training camp but those issues were resolved, other wide receivers include Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, Jaelen Strong (who was given to us by the Houston Texans) Blake Jackson, and Damion Ratley. Combined all the wide receivers had 4,261 yards, 1,000 by Jarvis Landry, this leaves us 109 yards shy of our opponents.

This season for sure will be one to watch out for, in the NFL power rankings the Browns were ranked 11th in the league from their previous 17th last season. Cleveland will hope to regain a championship that we so desperately have hoped for and greatly deserve.

 

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NFL Off-season Recap: Week 1

Exactly one week after the start of the new league year, there has been quite a shake-up all across the league. The off-season trades of Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. to the free agent signings of Le’veon Bell and Nick Foles have claimed headlines across the lead. Let’s recap some of the transactions made this off-season:

  • WR Antonio Brown traded to Oakland for a 2019 3rd & fifth round picks.

  • S Landon Collins signs 6-year $84 million contract with the Washington Redskins.
  • WR DeSean Jackson traded back to Philadelphia from Tampa for a 2020 7th round and 2019 6th round.
  • DT Malik Jackson signs 3-year $30 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • WR Adam Humphries signs with the Tennessee Titans.
  • FS Tyrann Mathieu signs 3-year $42 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • WR Jamison Crowder signs 3-year $28.5 million contract with the NY Jets.
  • DE/LB Cameron Wake signs 3-year $23 million contract with the Tennessee Titans
  • DT Sheldon Richardson signs 3-year $37 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.
  • RB Adrian Peterson signs 2-year $5.03 million contract with the Washington Redskins.
  • RB Tevin Coleman signs 2-year $8.5 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • RB Le’veon Bell signs 4-year $52.5 million contract with the NY Jets

  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. traded from the NY Giants to the Cleveland Browns with Olivier Vernon FOR Jabrill Peppers, Kevin Zeitler, and a 2019 1st and 3rd round pick.
  • QB Nick Foles signs 4-year $88 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • FS Earl Thomas signs a 4-year $55 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
  • WR Donte Moncrief signs a 2-year $9 million contract with the Steelers.
  • Ha-Ha Clinton Dix signs a 1-year $3.5 million contract with the Chicago Bears.
  • QB Ryan Tannehill traded from Miami with a 2019 6th round pick FOR a 2019 7th rounder and 2020 4th round pick.
  • RB Kareem Hunt, signed with the Cleveland Browns early, but lands 8 game suspension for violating the Domestic Violence policy.
  • CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signs with the Redskins.
  • QB Ryan Fitzpatrick signs a 2-year $11 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
  • WR Randall Cobb signs a 1-year $5 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • OLB Clay Matthews signs a 2-year $16.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!?!?!?

It means a lot has changed as far as who’s going to be competing for a Super Bowl and who’s gonna be fighting for that first overall pick in the 2020 draft. Will Baker Mayfield and the Browns really compete for a playoff spot? Are the Giants in full tank mode with an aged Eli Manning? Will the Cowboys actually win a playoff game this year with their additions? Let’s dive deeper into what the implications of an already crazy off-season will be in terms of who improved and who’s gonna be 2020 draft ready.

On the Decline:

  • New York Giants (5-11 in 2018)
    • When you trade one of the best receivers in the league, people will expect your team to decline, but with Saquon Barkley being one of the great up and coming players in the league, results could go either way. The Giants signed WR Golden Tate to try and fill some of the void left behind by OBJ, but Tate will have a tough time filling the shoes Odell left behind.
  • Miami Dolphins (7-9 in 2018)
    • With the trade of Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans and the firing of Adam Gase the Dolphins look to be in a direction of rebuilding. The Dolphins have many holes in the offensive line especially after T Ja’Wuan James signed with the Denver Broncos. They also need to find a true 1 wide-receiver with the disappointing season the corps had last year.
  • Cincinnati Bengals (6-10 in 2018)
    • Marvin Lewis was finally fired after 16 season with the Bengals and not once winning a playoff game. The Bengals will look to regroup from the mediocrity and build a contender in the next couple years.

One the Rise:

  • Cleveland Browns (7-8-1 in 2018)
    • The Browns made quite the splash when they traded for wide-out Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ joins LSU-teammate WR Jarvis Landry along with budding sophomore QB Baker Mayfield, RB Nick Chubb, RB Kareem Hunt (for the last half of the season), and TE David Njoku. The Browns offense looks to be explosive with the talent it has, but it’ll be up to new head coach Freddie Kitchens to ensure that the potential doesn’t go to waste. Cleveland looks to win their division for the first time since 1989.
  • Oakland Raiders (4-12 in 2018)
    • After trading away essentially all of their major players, the Oakland Raiders are looking to be back on the map with the steal of the century in Antonio Brown and the multitude of draft picks acquired from all the trades. The Raiders have 3 first round picks in the 2019 draft and will look to beef up their roster with the remnants of the players on the team a year and a half ago and the players they have added so far. Look for the Raiders to challenge a Chiefs team that took one step forward and three steps back on defense, and a Chargers team that could collapse if Phillip Rivers’ age catches up to him during the season.
  • New York Jets (4-12 in 2018)
    • The New York Jets added key offensive weapons RB Le’veon Bell and WR Jamison Crowder to help sophomore QB Sam Darnold dig the Jets out of last in the AFC East. The Jets also added LB C.J. Moseley and CB Brian Poole to help LB Avery Williamson and stud safety Jamaal Adams on the defensive side of the ball. Look for Bell to take the league by storm after sitting out a year to ‘help’ contract negotiations, but we’ll let you decide if his sitting out was a success. Darnold will need to answer the call of the hungry Jets faithful and be as productive as the hype was a year ago when the Jets selected him at number 3 overall.

 

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