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Of all the teams in the NFL Womens George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , the New York Football Giants stand out in one way. And it’s not a good way.There’s a not-so-subtle attitude that permeates the organization. And it seems to be directed at everyone — opponents, media, neutral parties, paying customers.The media is, regardless of periodic efforts to undermine this reality by those on the wrong side of negative coverage, the conduit between team and fan. So when a member of the team is available to be questioned and when a reporter asks a question, the reporter is (or at least should be) asking the question on behalf of the fans.For Giants fans, the biggest question in the aftermath of the decision to keep Eli Manning and to trade Odell Beckham Jr. is this: What is the team’s plan? It was obvious that G.M. Dave Gettleman would be asked that question on a Monday conference call, so he should have had an answer ready.聽Presumably, he did.Here’s the question that was asked: “Can you best articulate what the plan is, and how letting Landon Collins go, trading Odell Beckham, trading Olivier Vernon, but bringing back Eli Manning factors into your plan, and what that plan is?”Here’s the answer from Gettleman: “Really and truly, very honestly, it’s not my responsibility to tell you guys what I’m doing. Just like it’s not my responsibility to respond to every rumor that comes down the pike. That’s not my job. It’s not my responsibility. Trust me Authentic George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , we鈥檝e got a plan. Over time, you’ve got to be patient. Everybody wants answers now in this instant-gratification society, instant-gratification world, and everybody wants answers now. Over time, you’ll see it. You’ve got to trust it.”Presumably, someone came up with that “instant-gratification” talking point. Presumably, it was deemed to be a good approach.It wasn’t. It isn’t. It comes off as smug and arrogant. It comes off as tone deaf to the fact that, at the end of the day, the Giants are in an entertainment business, requiring them to continuously persuade fans to part with their money and their time.The Giants surely know that. Why else would they be clinging to Eli Manning a year and a half after the fans launched a near-mutiny after Ben McAdoo clumsily tried to bench the best quarterback in franchise history? But when it comes to explaining to these same fans why the team has done what it’s done and where it’s all leading, the answer is, basically, “None of your damn business.”There’s a better way to answer questions like this, without tipping the hand or otherwise spilling the secrets. Gettleman could have said something like this: “In today’s NFL, there’s a constant effort to win as many games as possible in the next season, with an eye toward the seasons that will follow it. So when putting a roster together, we have to think about how to get the best 53 players on the roster now and in the future George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Boys , and ultimately how to get the best 11 on the field at any given time. Along the way, we’ll have opportunities to acquire other players, through free agency, trades, and the draft. Every decision we make has in mind the goal of winning now, and winning later. Ultimately, though, everything we do is about winning.”It’s easy. It’s simple. It sounds like he’s saying something while ultimately saying nothing — and while also not saying something that could be regarded as disrespectful to those who are reasonably curious about what the Giants are doing. The Giants, and every team, should embrace that curiosity, not brush it off as nosiness or meddling. That curiosity helps pay the bills, because people care enough to pay attention.And when the team says “don’t pay attention,” the team ignores the basic reality of what it takes to fill a stadium and drive ratings.This isn’t a knock on Gettleman, who I’ve interviewed during his time as G.M. of the Panthers. But there’s something about being G.M. of the Giants that has made him act and talk a certain way, and it’s really not the best way for the Giants to connect with the fans, or with the people who essentially represent the fans when the opportunity arises to ask specific questions about what the Giants are doing. If you’ve gotten this far in your fantasy football season with your start/sits still mattering after reading this advice every week, good for you. As we roll into Week 10 Infant George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , we’re getting close to the fantasy playoffs, which will start in Week 14 in a number for leagues. Let’s push for those playoff spots together. Here’s this week’s start/sit:Running backStart: Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns20 receptions, 29 targets, and 203 yards. Those were Duke Johnson’s receiving stats over the first eight weeks of the season. Then the head coach and offensive coordinator got fired and Johnson was freed. Nine catches on nine targets for 78 yards in one game. It just made sense to use him more as a receiver and new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens apparently believes that too. Now Johnson and the Browns will face the Atlanta Falcons, who allow the most receptions to running backs in the league and the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position.Start: David Johnson, Arizona CardinalsDon’t let a 16.5-point spread and a bad offense deter you from Johnson. This is still a “start your studs” scenario, but also way more than that. Johnson is another back freed by a change in offensive coordinator. Johnson was used on more outside runs and targets down the field. As much as Kansas City being ahead would instinctively make you think it would take away the opposing running back, the Chiefs have allowed the most fantasy points per game to backs this season. Sit: LeSean McCoy, Buffalo BillsOver the past three games, McCoy has 24 rushing attempts for 24 yards. He also has 10 receptions and 101 yards, but 6/82 of that came in one game. The Bills are a historically bad offense and 11th in DVOA against the run and seventh against running backs in the passing game. Just stay away from that offense if you can.Sit: Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville JaguarsLeonard Fournette will return in Week 10, but to what extent is unknown. Fournette hasn’t exactly been great when healthy, so adding an injury to that isn’t going to help. Jacksonville will not have a three-back rotation with Fournette. T.J. Yeldon, and Carlos Hyde. If you have another option, it’s going to be better to see how this trio plays out before committing to anyone in your lineup.Wide receiverStart: Kenny Golladay George Asafo-Adjei Jersey Draft , Detroit LionsGolladay only got four targets after the trade of Golden Tate, which was supposed to open up more for him in the passing game. But he did play a season-high 97 percent of the offensive snaps, so the opportunity is going to be there. Chicago is the best defense in the league and have allowed the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Still, if the Lions are down, there’s going to be a lot of volume in the passing game and Golladay should be the recipient on a good amount of it.Start: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay PackersThis was the message on Valdes-Scantling during the waiver wire article earlier this week:Valdes-Scantling should get more opportunity against a Dolphins defense that has struggled against the pass, especially if cornerback Xavien Howard spends most of his time focused on Davante Adams.Sit: Randall Cobb, Green Bay PackersCobb had a huge game in Week 1, but hasn’t been a factor since — it doesn’t help he missed three weeks with a hamstring injury and is still feeling some effects. Against New England, he had five receptions but for only 24 yards. He hasn’t topped 40 yards receiving since that Week 1 game. Maybe he’ll be a bigger part of the passing game once he’s fully recovered from his injury, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to be in Week 10.Sit: Robby Anderson, New York JetsThe allure of Josh McCown returning to the lineup might spark some optimism for Robby Anderson after the chemistry the two had last season, but let’s hold up for a second. Read that last sentence again. If you’re really hoping Josh McCown is what’s going to help your fantasy wide receiver, you’re stretching a bit. For as bad as the Bills offense has been, the defense has been really good. Because the Jets don’t really have a No. 1 option. Anderson could see a healthy dose of Tre’Davious White, which would make a productive day even more difficult.[Sunday morning update: Anderson has already been ruled out for the game, so yea George Asafo-Adjei NFL Jersey , don’t start him.]Tight endStart: David Njoku, Cleveland BrownsNjoku could be another player rescued by the coaching change in Cleveland. HIs Week 9 production — four catches on five targets for 53 yards — was in line with Week 7, but there’s still promise that the Browns offense will intigrate the athletic tight end into the offense more. Njoku is only being targeted at an average of 7.9 yards past the line of scrimmage when that number was 9.7 last year per Next Gen Stats. Last week, in Kitchens’s first week as OC, that went back up to 9.0, so more targets further down the field could be in Njoku’s future.Sit: Jared Cook, Oakland RaidersCook is either a monster or irrelevant. That’s how his fantasy season has gone. He had four catches for 74 yards in Week 8, but in Weeks 6, 7, and 9, he had eight catches for 50 yards combined. With Amari Cooper gone, Cook should be the top option in the passing game, but last week that only turned into two targets, two receptions, and 20 yards as the Raiders got blown out. They’re probably going to get blown out again against the Los Angeles Chargers, so play anyone on this Oakland offense at your own risk.
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