De’Anthony Thomas: A Free Way to Play the Randall Cobb Enthusiasm

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The Bride: [voiceover narration] As I lay in the back of Buck’s truck, trying to will my limbs out of entropy, I could see the faces of the c—- that did this to me and the d—- responsible. Members all of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, you’re doing His will.

A Short Digression

I’d been planning to write this article trying to figure out why De’Anthony Thomas isn’t getting more attention. My thought was to compare him to Tavon Austin, but then a pretty awesome Randall Cobb discussion broke out on Twitter yesterday, the genesis of which was my ranking of Cobb at 29 in our Composite WR Dynasty rankings.     And it went on from there with great stuff from @Dexters_Library, @Harahduh2, @BraudeM, @SAF4SAFF, @DavisMattek, and more. At one point I received a temporary and whimsical follow from @TallWRTho, which I would like to think wasn’t so much a parody account as Stephen Hill joining the fray. Just as a general point about rankings: you probably shouldn’t take mine too seriously. Winning fantasy football leagues is about maintaining discipline, having a dominant strategy, and coming up with a handful of player-specific home runs in any given year. I generated a decent amount of controversy last year when I suggested Adrian Peterson shouldn’t be a Top 5 pick. That turned out to be true, but my point wasn’t that Peterson wouldn’t finish in the Top 5. It was that you should use your top five pick on someone capable of posting a Ladainian Tomlinson-type season. The Cobb ranking wasn’t like that. It didn’t occur to me anyone would notice and be offended. To my mind, Cobb is a short, slow, oft-injured possession receiver whose value is entirely tied to Aaron Rodgers. In some ways No. 29 seems pretty enthusiastic.

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive