By - Rubicon1975
Us Pierce owners are going to hell tonight.
All I ask is that he makes it out of this game healthy
Yep, plus some garbage time points.
He did aight
I originally planned to go with Mostert over him because of the easier matchup, but I decided to have faith in Pierce and yeah, not regretting it
Man…..had he fallen into the end zone it would’ve been a great game.
He was the steal of the draft for me at pick #96.
Got him at 172 in a 14 man draft
I'm in hell everytime I play a Thursday night player. It's never oh boy I'm off to a good start for the week!
Right. Thats why Goedert on my bench with 24pts. TNF kills me. Every week.
Same. Last week is was Bateman in my lineup this week it’s goedert on my bench.
Why would you bench Goedert?
Idk playing Ertz against Seattle, and my players always underwhelm on TNF
That’s rough, especially since Seattle are weak against TEs. Maybe try to sell Ertz to a TE needy team since Goedert already had his bye week?
Saw Ertz and Goedert go down in the same week and thought of your team 😢 Who you got going forward?
Fam its a tragedy!! 😂 had waiver in for Higbee but my Opp got em ahead of me. Prob to hold me off from getting em this wk. I settled for Knox.. i guess
Oof well that’s not too bad. I have Goedert and Njoku so I have to pivot to Foster Moreau 😂
I actually swapped Knox for Dulcich.. I wanted Moreau, but he wasn’t on waivers
Philly is actually bang average at stopping the run, they average 115 rushing a yards a game and I think they’ll be missing their starting DT. Pierce should do fine
But the Texans have 0 pass game to keep the Philly D honest. Philly can just sell out to stop the run and dominate them
Don’t doubt David Mills to whip some some sauce to beat the Eagles
Good luck David, because his bro/cousin Davis is hot, creamy trash.
David Carr + Davis Mills fusion is ass and gets sacked 10 times a game.
If you’re talking about Jordan Davis, he’s actually DT3/4 on the roster. They’ve just been using him on 1st down plays. Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargreave are the DT1 and 2. Unless there was news about one of them that I didn’t see
Davis is the force against the run. Fletch us over the hill and gets beat routinely 1 on 1. Hargrave still gets after it. Jordan Davis not being at NT at any point tonight is a win for Hou
I don’t disagree that Davis is a freak of nature, but at the same time we’re talking about a guy who hasn’t eclipsed 33% of offensive snaps in a game all season. You’re right that it’s a small break, but I wouldn’t call him the lynchpin holding the defense together. Also that box will be stacked because of the lack of passing weapons.
With that being said, inverse this sub. Dameon Pierce 50+ tonight
Pierce is literally the only offensive player the Eagles gotta worry about
It’s gonna be tough
Where did you see that?
I have pierce/devonta smith/Philly dst vs his hurts
Pierce, Sander, Philly DST . 🙃
Hurts, Pierce, Sanders and Philly DST. Half my team playing tonight lol
Ugh it's him vs sanders for my rb2/flx and I keep going back and forth. Game script says Sanders but eagles are vulnerable to the run.
It's easily Sanders lol
Honestly debating sitting him for Gibson. I can see the Texans sitting Pierce if the game gets out of hand and having Dare and Rex pick up snaps.
E: Yeesh. I’m just *debating*. Antonio Gibson has put up better stats the last two weeks and will likely be in a more competitive game. I may ultimately be wrong but my analysis up to this point dictates it’s a toss up with all things considered.
E2: Dear /u/New_Post_Evaluator, /u/Idunkedonlebron23, /u/EdwEd1, /u/Dickies138, and /u/Zealousideal-Tea3576
I started him. Bullying works. Thank you for your service. I will never doubt Dameon again.
We Play to Win The Game
Don’t overthink it
You’d be a great fit in the Texans coaching staff.
Oof this is the worst one
Start your studs
Logic tells me he'll get the reps as a rookie, but if you have the stats to back up the notion that rookies are sat by bad teams in blowouts I'm all ears.
Play your studs
I’m sitting him for Mecole Hardman for what it’s worth. I also own Eagles D.
They shut down Cook and Najee. Even with volume I don’t see Pierce being more than a TD dependent option. The Texans are also without Brandon Cooks and Nico Collins… not ideal
Lets enter hell and never turn back. If the devil smiles upon you, you have to smile harder
Death smiles at all of us. The least we can do us smile back.
Going to hell? More like we'll be dining in hell!
Gimme all the check downs please. He’ll need em tonight
Need him playing against the 2nd string D by the 4th quarter
3rd quarter *
I’m thinking 2nd now with the Cooks news. Even less mouths to feed target-wise though.
Gets 139 yards.
*no check downs*
A surprise to be sure. But a welcome one
The points you get just didn't do his performance justice. 13.9 points is a little disappointing for how great he played.
Given the matchup with an expected negative game script, I’m still perfectly content with 13.9. But you are right. This is my first time actually watching him play and my goodness js he good. Man runs as angry as prime AD.
Two minute offense start right after they muff the opening kick off and go down 0-7 in opening seconds.
Whoa check out Nostradomus over here
Quasimodo predicted all'a dis
Who did what??
I always thought okay, hunchback of notre dame. Ya also got quarterback and ya halfback of notre dame.
What? You gonna tell me you neva pondered dat?
Alright but you gotta get over it
That would be BrutalHunny
Dropping Dung for Young
That garbage time TD hid the fact that he was on his way to having an awful game lol
It’s part of the game - other than that he’s been phenomenal for his adp
Also, no players outside of the top of the top of the league produce every single game of the season. Especially on this bad of a team.
I'll embrace a Pierce 14 point week just because of the potential of his 20+ point weeks with ease
Good thing garbage time tonight starts at 8:40.
Lol for reals
*in the first*
Was just about to say this. I was playing against him and he had, I think about 3 or 4 Fpts before he got that garbage time receiving tuddy.
Was in like the last minute of the game too
I think like 12 ticks left
Those points count or no? Goes to the whole point of this post, if he's getting those looks he has a rock solid floor.
On the texans, he gets 15 minutes of garbage time a game.
If he took 100% of the 2-minute drills last week…hasn’t he already fully taken over this role?
Do we think he gets a touchdown tonight vs the eagles D?
Nope Houston is going to only kick field goals tonight
Bold of you to assume they get within 60 yards of the field goal
I don't think so. I am starting Rhamondre instead of him and praying.
They have an implied total of 15 so they should get 1.
Lol I don't know why but the line "top 6" seems silly to me.
Also seems a bit inaccurate to me. And I'm a Pierce owner.
He is like the solid backend RB1 type who gets consistent points, but I think the Texans offense limits his upside where he can break into top 6.
At the moment I would think Henry, Ekler, Chubb, ETN, CMC, Barkley all rank ahead of him just off the top of my head. There's probably a couple others like Josh Jacobs you can throw in there.
But Pierce to me is a consistent locked in RB1, just on the back end of RB1s.
there’s no way Pierce can be top 6 unless the matchup is super favorable. the offense is just too limited. Hopefully they can do something promising in the offseason so we can see Pierce truly shine in a functioning offense next year.
It isn’t really any more or less arbitrary than “Top 5” or “Top 10.” We’re used to dealing in Base 10 numbers, but “Top 6” makes just as much (or just as little) sense as any other specific cutoff.
This is a top 4 dumb comment
Plus, it's like saying top half of RB1. Fantasy really uses base 12 if you think about it, since that's the most common league size.
I had a dream that Rex Burkhead had 6 Carries the first quarter to Pierce 2 lmao I have no clue why’d I would dream that but I was upset in my dream.
You’re dreaming in fantasy football? man you’re a degenerate!
Don't you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby
You do that to Pierce in a dream, you better wake up and apologize
Yes, i expect him to play 100% of all snaps this week. He will not die or anything
Starting hurts and pierce tonight seems like it could go horribly wrong😬
Same, and my opponent has AJ Brown.
I'm also starting Waddle and he has Tyreek Hill.
Feels like there's no winning here.
Need those hurts rushing TDs
same. both will have a great game, though. i have a feeling.
I’ve got Pierce and Sanders against his Hurts and AJ Brown, very worried but hopefully game script gives miles lots of touches
HUGE Eagles fan here, and a fellow Pierce owner... Jordan Davis going on IR is why I am starting Pierce tonight.....
I would advise the same..
Would you start Pierce or Sanders tonight?
I'm starting both.... With Eckler rounding them off... I'm leaving Swift on the bench.
12 man standard league.
Im starting Kenneth Walker. my WRs are Kupp, Tyreek, and D Hopkins. Only need either sanders or Pierce. Got a lean either way as an eagles fan?
I'd lean Sanders then... I think the Eagles pull ahead in the 2nd quarter and lean heavily on the run game...
How many years does my guy Ekeler have to play in the league before people learn to spell his name
Sad thing is I have owned him for YEARS...
Not his fault I suck at spelling
Would you start Pierce or Mike Evans
You're toying with my emotions. It's him, walker, or Mixon.. I was leaning Mixon for the floor.
Dude, Mixon is ranked almost dead last in every category... His floor is pretty low
How do so many people on this sub just say shit without looking it up lol
He’s last in categories that have little to do with what makes a fantasy floor.
He’s #3 in the league in RB touches, and in actual fantasy football he’s RB11 and has one game below 11 points. Meaning… drum roll please… he has a really solid floor.
Pretty much wrote up exactly what my response was going to be. Is Mixon struggling as a real life RB? Sure. Fantasy? He's got the volume to have one of the most solid floors, esp in .5/1ppr.
RB14 in .5ppr ESPN league. His floor is low? Outside of a dismal jets game showing his floor in this league is 9.4 with a ceiling of 18. That's pretty much exactly where he was drafted and returning his ADP. I took him at 13 fwiw.
Pierce had like 129 yards last night on 28 or something like that carries....
Let's see if Mixon tops it Sunday...
I drafted Pierce in the 6th round, 12 man standard league.
That has nothing to do with Mixon's floor or you hitting on a flyer in the 6th round. You can have both Mixon and Pierce and be happy, I own them both.
Very true... But Pierce is still going to out perform Mixon this week.
I really don't get where you're going with this but alright. I own both, started both.. it doesn't matter at all to me who gets more points.
The advice I was giving yesterday was for a dude that was debating between Pierce and Mixon... He couldn't start both... I said start pierce above Mixon...
This is where I was going
My rbs this season are Eckler, Sanders, Pierce, Swift ..
Started the first 3
Curious what thoughts you have now, lol.
Hope you all listened!
Nahh Eagles D is going to stack the box
No Jordan Davis at least
Yep especially if Cooks is out
For the first quarter until it’s 17-0
Over 100%!!! Sign me up
Seems mathematically impossible. I'm impressed.
Ekeler, CMC, Henry, Chubb, and Barkley come to mind as being clearly better than him in fantasy. You could potentially make an argument for him at 6.
Kamara easily over him especially in any PPR
I would agree
Then there’s so many like Kamara, Jacobs, Etienne, Walker, Swift, Jones, Cook, Mixon, Pollard, Sanders, Stevenson, etc all fighting for that 6th spot and I would put most of those guys clearly above Pierce.
Yea this is hyperbole, but top 8 is realistic
Who to start: Swift or Pierce?
I think I saw Campbell say that Swift isn’t 100% and that he was overused last week.
No idea if that’s just coach speak or a smokescreen, but take it for what you will.
Interesting. I didn't see that comment. I'm deciding between Pierce and Williams. If Swift is 100% I'd probably just lean more towards Pierce since it's been working. Butttt Williams did pop off last week.
J Will gonna get those TDs with or without Swift.
Yeah you probably right. Pierce has been great though and Houston doesn't really have anyone else to lean on. Probably gonna swap in Williams.
Im debating Pierce tonight myself but with worse alternatives than Williams. Peirce is the only player Philly has to worry about with Cooks out. I expect a stacked box. Philly has Davis out, which ive heard is their main RB defense. So thats good for him. Williams is going against a less than great GB defense. Take a look at the GB injury report and it looked like a lot of their defense is gonna be hobbled. If Goff, Swift and Sun God can make it across the field, Williams is gonna feast. I could absolutely be wrong lol but thats how im justifying things with the info insee as it comes in. Good luck bro
Yeah you're thinking pretty much lines up with how I was looking at it. Gonna swap Pierce for Williams and hope it works out. My team is pretty stacked but this bye week has me in a weird spot.
Good luck bro. If you go with Pierce, I hope he runs it up tonight.
Pierce ended up with just under 16 pts in my league. Totally cool for no TDs. Some good runs. Dude looks great.
He got 21 in my league which I would have been thrilled with but I rolled with JWill.
Good luck this weekend dude.
Idk about top 6 rb but he’s been good af. Just fear teams are going to only stack the box against Texans and dare mills to throw to whoever
Thats what they’ve already been doing though…
Yeah but without cooks and nico Collins I fear it might be even worse
Stacked boxes means more opportunities to house it. Aka 1.5 ypc with one 60 yard td.
Pierce or J Williams this week? Swift seems to be fully healthy but Williams is still getting a ton of touches.
Foreman or Pierce tonight?
Traded him away with how hard this team’s schedule is coming up.
We ridiculed a person from our league for reaching for Pierce, but now we have to face the fact that he has not only him but CMC as well. Lord help us.
I hate Thursday games for all players except Ds. Im still playing Pierce cause of what he did for my team prior to tonight
Hands to Dameon Pierce - with room - he's turned the corner - ONE MAN TO BEAT - WHAT A MOVE - touchdown! 78 yard touchdown run by Dameon Pierce! Three touchdowns on the day! And the Texas now trail by a mere thirty four points - 21 to 55
This would be a dream for me - assume in this dream my Eagles D/ST got a couple of TDs with Hurts rushing the rest!
So that was a lie
I traded away Dameon Pierce a few weeks ago with Courtland Sutton for Etienne, DHop, and Tony Pollard. It was max hype of Pierce and before the whole James Robinson game before getting traded.
Pierce is good, don't get me wrong. But his games were against pretty damn bad run defenses or at least mediocre. He got bailed out last week, and he has an awful schedule rest of the season. Not to mention when they have to play harder offenses, they will have to pass significantly more to keep up and Pierce is not exactly in the Ekeler conversation to stay afloat. I think you have to temper expectations and really see he will exist in the RB2 Range based on volume and hopeful touchdowns.
Great trade for you sheesh. Before the JRob grade I assume, DHop was back, and the Zeke injury.
I’d say ETN for Pierce straight up would be fair now.
That’s straight up robbery, holy hell. Good on you! 👍
Arian foster, jamaal Charles, Matt forte, Christian mccaffrey… definitely happens from time 2 time
Yeah if you are tanking anyways. Why not build up Pierce's value as a pass catching back. You can always go back next yr when your serious about winning if he still sucks.
I’m 100% drafting him next fantasy season
How often does this offense get to the red zone? Even with a disgruntled Cooks playing.
Not with that QB offense and schedule
I’m scared shitless of the Philly d and I’m in a do or die situation. I’m nervous the game will get out of hand and they won’t want to risk Pierce getting hurt. But if he gets the check downs it could be huge
They need to give their starters reps in order to grow and get better. They won't sit them.
Like the sound of that! Garbage time is garbage time and I’ll take anything I can get
Struggling with deciding whether to sit him - would you rather someone like Deon Jackson? The Thursday game also complicates this situation a bit…
I am too. Is JT confirmed out??
Rhamondre or Pierce ROS?
Honestly, probably Rhamondre, but it's close. The scheduling tilts me slightly away from Pierce. That being said, Pierce is set and forget for me since I dont have Rhamondre
Over 100% of the 2-minute offense?
Did the Texans clone him?
pierce or rhamondre?
eno or pierce ?
I traded my sweet prince last night 😢
Would you take Dameon Pierce over Jonathan Taylor rest of season?
As of right now, yes.
Wait, because there's question that he hasn't already taken over that role?
Oh yeah that's right Rex Burkhead is a far better option lemme go snag him off of waivers!
How can he take more than 100% it's not possible.
Pierce.... But that's a close call....
Jalen Ramsey will be covering Mike Evans....
Can’t believe I got him on the wire in august post draft. I’d like to thank this sub for informing me of his existence
Traded this guy last week but man I'm gonna root for him hard for the rest of the season.
A garbage time 2 minute drill. Which is even better because the Texans will be in garbage time for about 60 minutes of all their remaining games
Real talk guys would you start Pierce or DJ Moore this week at flex (1.0 PPR). Was going Pierce but these comments are scaring me
He will never be top 6 especially with their upcoming schedule. I doubt he ends up being top 15
Stevenson or pierce? Who do I play????
Sitting him tonight in favor of Aaron Jones, K9 Walker, and Swift. Hope he still goes off for yall
Idek what to do anymore guys 😭 I have 3 Thursday players starting today , Pierce,sanders and goedert. My other RBs are CEH and glassmade Connor 😭
Swift or Pierce??? I'm stuck on this one
Pierce is playing full games of football so I'd pick him
I don’t know if I want to start Pierce when I have Eagles D. I can play either Jamal Williams or Patterson instead. What do y’all think?
Should I start him over fournette?
Would you start foreman over Pierce in a full ppr?
Start Brady or Pierce tonight?
Just pepper him with 10 targets today please
Pierce over Jacobs or Jones??
Pierce, Montgomery, or should I pick up and start Khalil Herbert ?
Aaaaaaand 0 targets lol
He's fully taken over and he's not a top 6 back. He was bailed out on a garbage time TD. That team is going to pull him down from time to time. This is likely one of those games. I'm benching.