I have really been surprised that EA hasn't followed suit. Release 128 or however many D1 teams, with players randomly numbered with no physical characteristics, and then let Operation Sports do the rest. 1 week into the release, and we would have every team, with every player. And on top of that, EA could spend all their time making the rest of the features great.
Remember, the question was about FANTASY FOOTBALL, so not necessarily an "All-Time Great" list. So here it goes,
QB: JT - Rushing Touchdowns, Rushing Touchdowns, Rushing Touchdowns. Almost went with Braxton because of the extra 300-500 rushing yards, but TD's (6 points a pop) are more valuable, and JT did a better job of finding the end zone with his legs.
RB1 : Eddie George - The use in the receiving game is the difference between him and Zeke for the RB1 spot
RB2: Zeke - Could make the case for Pistol Pete because of TD's, but the yardage, and weeks where he will put up ridiculous numbers can carry your team all by himself.
WR1: David Boston - 85 catches and 1400+ yards? From an OSU receiver?? What???
WR2 : Ted Ginn - Format based. I play in a league where a players special teams stats award points. So kinda a no brainer when he could give you an extra 10+ points just in the return game.
WR3/Flex: Curtis Samuel - I honestly can't believe he hasn't been mentioned more. Probably stat wise the best fantasy player Ohio State could offer, especially in a PPR league. His 2016 season was a flex dream. Probably my 1st round pick.
TE: Jake Stoneburner - The touchdowns, and how I think he'd fit in this offense would be a good TE play. Real toss-up
Defense: 2016 - No debate. Touchdowns.
To go with that, if it were me, I'm seeking a promised started QB job. If they aren't signing papers to that, I'm staying put.
I hope he stays too, but I'm not going to hold a single thing against a man who is making a decision that could be worth a couple million dollars.
It's like in the real world. You are grinding at a company you love, but it doesn't look like your going to make it to CEO. And then some other highly respected company swoops in and offers you the CEO job, no questions asked. I'm not gonna lose any disrespect for that man.
If practice really is like what we saw in the spring game, then I fully believe he can't decide. I mean could you decide? There are so many factors. I believe Haskins has the higher potential with his arm, but Burrow has just appeared so consistent.
With that said, I do think a decision will be made with 2015 in mind. I would love to have both QB's still on our roster, as 2014 showed the importance of 3 capable QB's, but at the same time, "it only gets worse" is so true.
Just go back to 2015. I, as most were, was shocked as hell when Cardale ran out to start the VT game. I would have bet money that JT would've started after his freshmen campaign. But even when Cardale seemed to lock up the battle in the WMU game (Played well and JT looked awful in garbage time), the talk never stopped. I heard more boos in Ohio Stadium that year than any year sense. And that is while the team was still undefeated. By the Maryland game, the fans wanted JT, and during the Penn State game, chants of "JT JT JT" filled the stadium.
Just sit back and imagine what was going through Cardale's and JT's heads throughout that season. It was incredible that their friendship lasted so strong. Now imagine how much worse it could be if the QB's aren't close friends. (i.e. Smith and Zwick).
No, but I went to high school with him, and I’d like to see him succeed personally. Obviously I’d like to see that at Ohio State first and foremost.
Yeah and that’s another reason Nebraska is the perfect fit.
As many have mentioned the better “flow” with Burrow. That’s important. Remember JT won the ‘14 backup job because the “flow” of the offense was better.
Wade and Okudah are definitely going to be studs but don’t sleep on Sheffield. He improved a ton by seasons end and being at the same place for 2 consecutive years could do him wonders. I could see him being a top 15 pick next year.
Also he was the first QB Urban mentioned by name after the game. His athleticism “caught my eye”.
My main takeaway from every spring game. Ohio State faces harder competition Sunday through Friday than they do on Saturdays
Okay Martell has been called down on at least 3 housecalls. And that has to aggrevate him considering those are going to be his calling card
Yeah I think they switched it up because Meyer didn’t want Haskins and Burrow both sucking against the 1st defense which Meyer has said “is way ahead of the offense”. Which is definitely normal.
There is absolutely no separation. At all. Haskins can make “wow” throws. But Burrow just consistently delivers on point passes.
Joe graduating really mixes my emotions. I’m almost rooting for one guy to fail that way Joe knows what to do. Being from his hometown, i want him to succeed somewhere and not be #2 his whole career.
Jesus this QB battle man. Burrow is on freaking point.
For sure. I mean it’s gotta be hard to compete against them, considering they are better than pretty much better than anyone’s 1st team offense.
James is right. Martell will be on the field this year
Last two drives summed up the QB battle. Burrow is a solid guy that gets it done. Maybe a little more consistent than Haskins.
But then Haskins throws passes like that and they just blow your mind
Anyone remember the 2013 offense? Yeah I'm not surprised at all Tate is very much in the running.
True but then you could say "Well Haskins had the Mack on his team, or Burrow had to throw against Sheffield and Fuller". There is no excuses when they have the same teammates and throw against the same DB's.
Sounds like a job for an intern. “Find out how our chances of scoring a TD increase with an extra 10 yards of field position”
I’ve always been a proponent of the opposite. Kneel and fair catch everything. No special teams mistakes and OSU is talented enough to win every game. However, if I’m a less talented team then yes, I’d return them.
Yeah but I wouldn’t be surprised if Urban still does the coffin corner kick because we’ve seen kids consistently make bad returning decisions. Can’t count how many times I’ve seen college players field punts inside the 10 and attempt to return kickoffs from inside the end zone.
In comes the 2 hop squib kick!