Daily Dr. Roto — May 11, 2017
Dr. Roto's Fantasy Football Hot Takes
I know that we are in the midst of baseball season, but I don’t want football owners to think that I am not paying attention in the offseason. Here is some of the most recent news and notes with my quick takes:
Not looking so Sharpe in Tennessee
Dr. Roto’s take: If this is true, it is pathetic. Sharpe should never be fighting with fans on the street in downtown Nashville. Even worse is the fact that it looks like he has fallen out of favor with the Titans (WR4 right now) and sadly the fan might have been correct about Sharpe’s losing snaps this year.
New England gets Blount with contracts
Dr. Roto’s take: Leave it to the Patriots to find a little-known, little-used wrinkle to keep Blount from leaving without getting a pick for him. With Burkhead, Gillislee, Lewis, and White all on the roster, I cannot even see where Blount fits in the mix. Blount will end up somewhere, but his agent and legal team might need to find a loophole to get him out of New England.
Floyd Goes Back to Minny
WR Michael Floyd is going home after signing a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal is worth up to $6 million with incentives, but more than anything this deal gives Floyd a legitimate chance at playing time next season.
Dr. Roto’s take: Diggs, Thielen, and Treadwell are the Vikings top wideouts, so there is room for Floyd if he can learn the playbook and get his head on straight.
Gabbing in the Desert
Dr. Roto’s take: Gabbert flashed slightly in San Francisco before flaming out and losing the job to Kaepernick. I like Gabbert more than Drew Stanton, but Arizona still is in desperate need of a true heir to Carson Palmer.
The Dreaded RB Committee Looms in Minny
Dr. Roto’s take: Little did the Vikings know that RB Dalvin Cook was going to be available in the draft. Had they known that for sure there is no way they would have signed RB Latavius Murray to a 3-yr/$15 million contract this off-season. It’s hard to pay Murray $5 million to sit on the bench, so he will most likely be used on first and second downs and in short yardage and goal line situations. Cook is the premiere talent here and should get a ton of playing time and have a chance to get about 40-50 receptions out of the backfield. However, Fantasy owners need to be aware that it might take Cook at least one season to be named the full-time starter.