Following a nice Week 10 (10-4
ATS), I crapped the bed in Week 11 (6-7-1). There are still a handful of
teams that I honestly don't have a solid read on...kinda disconcerting
this late in a season.
me, Philadelphia must be faded until further notice. Simply fading
Sanchez is usually a good bet; when you factor in a crumbling defensive
unit and a locker room that is reportedly coming apart at the seams, how
can you justify picking the Eagles? Four days isn't enough time to
address their growing list of problems. I can see Megatron eclipsing 200
yards vs. Byron Maxwell/Nolan Carroll.
of the Week. I love this spot for the Cowboys; an absolute must-win
situation vs. a team that has created some cushion in the NFC and blew
their wad against Washington. Don't underestimate the absence of Peanut
Tillman in this one. Without Tillman, Benwikere moves to the perimeter,
meaning the godawful Colin Jones draws slot duties. Cole Beasley should
Bennett is out, so if Alshon Jeffery can't go, Jay Cutler's starting
receivers will be Marquess Wilson, Josh Bellamy and Zach Miller. That's
practice squad-quality. Given Jay Cutler's history vs. GB and the
absence of secondary QB Antrel Rolle, there seems little hope for the
Bears. Still, I can't shake the feeling that they will keep it close if
Matt Forte is active. This might be Chicago's Super Bowl, and with high
winds/frozen rain in the forecast, both teams could be restricted to
ball-control offense...an ideal scenario for John Fox and the
Forte/Langford duo. If both Forte and Jeffery can go and the pregame
forecast is as expected, I may jump on the Bears.
Has improved his conditioning and activity on the floor
Good athlete for his size
Still raw on the offensive end
Free throw shooting
Soft despite his size, needs to develop a mean streak
Proned to foul trouble
Goaltends too often
Feel for the game
Summary: Melo is still very much a work in progress but has already shown great growth from his freshman to sophomore season. At this point, his size is his biggest asset but as he continues to develop his all-around game, he will only help his draft stock. Based on size and potential alone, he would be a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: DeSagana Diop. Diop was a top-10 pick based on size and potential alone. Melo likely won't be taken that high; any team that drafts him will be selecting based on his upside. Diop has become nothing more than a big body in the NBA, which is what Melo will ultimately be if he doesn't groom his entire game.