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Postby elaine95 SS » 25 Nov 2019, 4:04

The Lions are developing a very clear pattern with their contract structures."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions NotesDetroit Lions AnalysisDetroit Lions TransactionsDetroit Lions Game RecapsBreaking NewsIntroducing the 2019 Detroit Lions Draft Class! 脳NFL Free AgencyDetroit Lions NewsDetroit Lions Free AgencyJesse James contract details: Very team-friendly deal for Detroit Lions... in 2019New Womens Jake Rudock Jersey ,47commentsThe Lions are developing a very clear pattern with their contract structures. EDTShareTweetShareShareJesse James contract details: Very team-friendly deal for Detroit Lions... in 2019Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsWhen it was first announced the Detroit Lions agreed to contract terms with tight end Jesse James, there was some concern that the Lions overpaid for him. With mid-tier tight end Tyler Kroft inking a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Bills, James was expected to eclipse that.Tuesday we found out that James’ deal actually had an identical average per year: a four-year, $25 million signing with Detroit. But late on Tuesday night, we got the full breakdown of James’ contract and it’s actually a little more team friendly than it looks, at least early in the contract. There’s a lot to break down here, but let’s start with the most interesting things.Low cap hit up frontOnce again, the Lions appear to have back-loaded the contract. With the multiple year spread of the signing bonus ($7,145,000) over the life of the full deal and just $805,000 base salary in 2019 DeShawn Shead Jersey White , James’ cap hit is a mere $2,284,000 in the first year. However, that cap hit jumps up fairly quickly:2020: $5.3 million2021: $6.4 million2022: $7.2 milionIt’s clear the Lions are trying to preserve some significant cap space this year. Remember, Trey Flowers’ gigantic $18 million per year contract is only going to cost the Lions $6.4 million in cap space in 2019. Another voided yearLast week, we made note of Detroit’s odd decision to give Romeo Okwara an additional year on his contract that is automatically voided. In short, the purpose there is to spread out the signing bonus’ cap effects over an additional phantom year. That frees up cap space immediately while having to pay for it down the line. Similarly, James has a fifth year on his deal that will automatically void five days after the 2022 Super Bowl. So James’ signing bonus of $7.145 million gets divided by five instead of four, immediately saving Detroit $357,2500 in 2019. Of course, that cash doesn’t just evaporate. They’ll be on the hook for that in 2023, even though James isn’t likely to be on the team anymore. It’s an interesting tactic for a couple of reasons. First Marvin Jones Jr Jersey White , it shows the Lions are going to continue to be aggressive this year, as they clearly believe now is the time for action. Additionally, the Lions may be anticipating something major in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. It can be a dangerous practice to continue to kick the can down the road with cap hits—as we saw with Martin Mayhew—but the current NFL CBA expires after the 2020 season. Perhaps they expect big changes to the salary cap are coming soon. Of course, it’s pretty standard practice in the NFL to back load contracts. “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” With the salary cap expected to jump around $10 million every year, it’s obviously easier to take on identical cap hits in later years. But continuing this practice may clog up your cap space and prevent spending sprees like the Lions are taking part in this year.Here’s a full look at the James contract, courtesy of Over The Cap:Defenses & Dragons: Week 3 Detroit Lions fantasy player of the week The start of the season has been extremely frustrating for the Detroit Lions. Getting blown out in the prime-time home opener was embarrassing, but dropping a winnable West Coast matchup may sting even more. The issues are abundant, and a lot of the blame belongs on the quarterback.As Matthew Stafford goes, so do the Lions. His Week 1 performance was one to quickly forget, and even a decent stat line in Week 2 masked some key mistakes and overthrows. Still, long-time Lions fans will recognize that the last two weeks of Stafford are not representative of who he truly is. The offensive line, running backs http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-ricky-wagner-jersey , and wide receivers are all improved over last season, giving no reason to suspect a decline in play.Therefore, it seems far, far more likely that 2017 Stafford—who finished as QB7 on the season—shows up soon. His performance against the 49ers showed signs of hope, and a weak outing against the Jets might just have been a strange anomaly. Fire up Stafford in Week 3 as the Defenses & Dragons Player of the Week.FantasyPros Ranking: QB10FanDuel Pricing: QB13 ($7400)Rankings have Stafford just at the end of starting quarterbacks, which seems like a consistent spot for him among the fantasy community. He has finished 24th and ninth during the first two weeks of the season, putting him at the 16th-overall quarterback. The expert rankings and DFS prices seem fair when considering his showing so far.However, this is a quarterback who was a top-seven finisher last season going up against a New England Patriots defense that can be a great for opposing fantasy players. Eight out of 16 weeks last season, the Patriots allowed at least 20 fantasy points. Yes, that would be half of the quarterbacks to face them.QB12, theoretically the lowest quarterback starter, scored 23.6 fantasy points in Week 1 (Alex Smith) and 21.8 fantasy points in Week 2 (Joe Flacco). Given Stafford’s 2017 Will Harris Detroit Lions Jersey , New England’s 2017, and Stafford’s results last week, this total should be more than attainable. Furthermore, Blake Bortles put up 40.6 fantasy points against the Patriots last week, showing how vulnerable they truly are.The Lions will not win this game. Their struggling defense will translate to tons of throws for Stafford, who accumulated 53 attempts last week. On volume alone he is a smart play, but the results should be there as well. QB12 is not a tough bar for him to hurdle, and he is a great bet to land within the top eight at the position.Prediction: 30-for-45, 310 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception; 28.4 fantasy points
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