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Unread postby waborat » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:51 pm

I have one position that I'm going back and forth on this week:

Thomas Jones or Ricky Williams???

-Both opposing defenses sucked last year against the run, but look like they've improved a little this season
-RW at home with an extension should want to impress his new bosses for having confidence in him
-How much will the fins play RBrown? TJones should definately be the man in NY, but will probably be taken out on 3rd down
-Which team could take a big lead to eliminate the run of the other team? (although I like a close game throughout here)
-Favre could definately spread the field more than Pennington
-TJones had 2 nice games against the fins last season

I have this matchup at a coin toss right now and am thinking Jones might have less questions about him, but Williams night have the higher reward factor if ran all day...I play in a PPR/point per 15 yds rushing

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Unread postby swerb » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:57 pm

Man, all depends on how many carries Ronnie Brown gets.

I like Thomas Jones this season. 1200 yds, 10-12 TDs IMO.

I would go with Jones. He is the safer pick, and the Jet playbook is likely to be conservative in Favre's first start against a team that can't stop the run.
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:46 pm

Sparano came out this morning and said that Ronnie Brown is going to be a big suprise this year....so im assuming that he will touch the ball a lot.
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Unread postby paddio » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:39 pm

I like Thomas Jones in this spot as well
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Unread postby Ziner » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:52 pm

TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.
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Unread postby waborat » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:55 pm

Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


It's tough to bench a high pick, but I like Turner better this week...much better matchup

If NE gets up by 17 quickly then you won't see LJ run
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Unread postby buckeye319 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:59 pm

Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Tough call, Ziner. I wouldn't bench LJ but I certainly see why you might this week. Usually I just go with the best back if one is clearly better than the other, and that seems to be the case for you this week.

Also agree - Thomas Jones should start this week because he's sure to get his carries. However, I don't believe for a second that Ronnie Brown's knee is healed to where it needs to be. I'd just wait to see how Ricky does in his first couple games back.
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Unread postby buckeye319 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:05 pm

Yeah, I agree with everyone here. Jones is the safer pick who you know will get his carries. I think Williams is a great guy to have though, and could easily end up with a numbers than TJ at the end of the year. There is no way Ronnie Brown's knee is back to what it was, and Ricky has looked very good so far. Still, for this week, my vote is with Jones.
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:36 pm

waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


It's tough to bench a high pick, but I like Turner better this week...much better matchup

If NE gets up by 17 quickly then you won't see LJ run


Remember LJ is a great receiving back so even if NE goes up by 17 LJ will still get at least 30 touches in the game...my vote is LJ
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Unread postby waborat » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:09 pm

sandlot33 wrote:
waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


It's tough to bench a high pick, but I like Turner better this week...much better matchup

If NE gets up by 17 quickly then you won't see LJ run


Remember LJ is a great receiving back so even if NE goes up by 17 LJ will still get at least 30 touches in the game...my vote is LJ


Like I said, definately a tough pick...in a PPR league then LJ is a must start...I'll take the better O-Line against a weaker D in a non-PPR though by a skoach
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Unread postby CohibaTC » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:25 pm

First time poster here, but have been reading the articles and forum topics for the past couple years. Figured it was about time I would chime in with some thoughts of my own, and had a question for you guys as well.

I agree with TJ over Ricky... Although Leon Williams may steal some carries on 3rd down, TJ will definitely get his chances near the goal line. With the improved O-Line, he will definitely have more success than the 1TD he got last year.

I also have a situation with Ricky Williams for my flex position. Which do you guys think is a better play in the flex position? Ricky Williams vs. NYJ or DeAngelo Williams vs. SD.
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Unread postby pup » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:45 pm

CohibaTC wrote:First time poster here, but have been reading the articles and forum topics for the past couple years. Figured it was about time I would chime in with some thoughts of my own, and had a question for you guys as well.

I agree with TJ over Ricky... Although Leon Williams may steal some carries on 3rd down, TJ will definitely get his chances near the goal line. With the improved O-Line, he will definitely have more success than the 1TD he got last year.

I also have a situation with Ricky Williams for my flex position. Which do you guys think is a better play in the flex position? Ricky Williams vs. NYJ or DeAngelo Williams vs. SD.


I go Ricky in this spot. SD's run D is probably a bit better than the Jets, and I worry less about Ron Brown getting more carries than Jon Stewart.
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Unread postby waborat » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:53 pm

Pup wrote:
CohibaTC wrote:First time poster here, but have been reading the articles and forum topics for the past couple years. Figured it was about time I would chime in with some thoughts of my own, and had a question for you guys as well.

I agree with TJ over Ricky... Although Leon Williams may steal some carries on 3rd down, TJ will definitely get his chances near the goal line. With the improved O-Line, he will definitely have more success than the 1TD he got last year.

I also have a situation with Ricky Williams for my flex position. Which do you guys think is a better play in the flex position? Ricky Williams vs. NYJ or DeAngelo Williams vs. SD.


I go Ricky in this spot. SD's run D is probably a bit better than the Jets, and I worry less about Ron Brown getting more carries than Jon Stewart.


Totally agree with Pup here...

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Unread postby CohibaTC » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:30 pm

Got some steady rain early in the week from Gustav, but nothing too bad....Overcast and a bit chilly today - highs only in the 80s.

I didnt have any players going last night, but my opponent had Plax going last night. I was a bit worried in the first half after that torrid start. Just happy they kept him out of the endzone.
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Unread postby MacGregor78 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:05 pm

Turner over LJ (LJ may get 30 touches but 60 total yards isn't going to do you any good)

TJones over Ricky Williams...I will always be taking the full time back over a time share
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Unread postby 4thQtrGlory » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:52 am

FLex position.....Roddy White vs Lions or Ronnie Brown vs Jets??

Im leaning more towards Roddy, especially since we dont know how much Brown is going to see the field.
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Unread postby buddycowley » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:55 am

Here's my tough choice:

Lee Evans vs SEA
Nate Burleson vs BUF
DeSean Jackson vs STL

It is just real tough for me to start a guy (Jackson) I took so low over top choices like Evans and Burleson.

Evans has QB issues, Burleson might be the only healthy WR on the roster, and Jackson is a rook with a starting gig.

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Unread postby waborat » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:00 am

buddycowley wrote:Here's my tough choice:

Lee Evans vs SEA
Nate Burleson vs BUF
DeSean Jackson vs STL

It is just real tough for me to start a guy (Jackson) I took so low over top choices like Evans and Burleson.

Evans has QB issues, Burleson might be the only healthy WR on the roster, and Jackson is a rook with a starting gig.

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I would go with Burleson this week...MH has to pass to someone right?

I'd wait to see what the rookie can do first before starting him although he has a nice matchup with the Rams secondary

With Evans, like you said, QB questions and hasn't done anything in 2 years...I see Buffalo using Lynch a lot in this one

Good luck with your choice
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Unread postby ramllov » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:24 pm

Burleson is as good a pick of the three mentioned.
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Unread postby waborat » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:21 pm

Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Sure hope you started Turner after that run???

Looks like everyone with Brady is holding their breath right now
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Unread postby Ziner » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:29 am

waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Sure hope you started Turner after that run???

Looks like everyone with Brady is holding their breath right now


Started Turner and still lost, should have Benched Addai for TJ and I would have won... Check out the RB's one of my teams

Addai, LJ, Turner, TJ, Kevin Smith... Hope I can make a trade for something with that. Unless of course Addai and LJ continue to suck
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Unread postby waborat » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:40 pm

Ziner wrote:
waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Sure hope you started Turner after that run???

Looks like everyone with Brady is holding their breath right now


Started Turner and still lost, should have Benched Addai for TJ and I would have won... Check out the RB's one of my teams

Addai, LJ, Turner, TJ, Kevin Smith... Hope I can make a trade for something with that. Unless of course Addai and LJ continue to suck


yeah, that's a tough one, Ziner

I started TJones (like everyone recommended) along with MLynch and did pretty good...unfortunately CJohnson was the best on my bench

My problem in week one was my WR's...Housh & Holt did absolutely nada...Witten was good though...Brees was outstanding and I expect that every week
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Unread postby MacGregor78 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:45 am

Ziner wrote:
waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Sure hope you started Turner after that run???

Looks like everyone with Brady is holding their breath right now


Started Turner and still lost, should have Benched Addai for TJ and I would have won... Check out the RB's one of my teams

Addai, LJ, Turner, TJ, Kevin Smith... Hope I can make a trade for something with that. Unless of course Addai and LJ continue to suck


LJ is going to be a RB2 and nothing better all year. Addai will be fine. You have some good depth. See if you can get any kind of value for LJ
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Unread postby pup » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:28 am

MacGregor78 wrote:
Ziner wrote:
waborat wrote:
Ziner wrote:TJ....

How about this who to play. LJ vs NE or Michael Turner vs. Det.

I am leaning hard towards Turner, but I hate benching a 2nd round pick.


Sure hope you started Turner after that run???

Looks like everyone with Brady is holding their breath right now


Started Turner and still lost, should have Benched Addai for TJ and I would have won... Check out the RB's one of my teams

Addai, LJ, Turner, TJ, Kevin Smith... Hope I can make a trade for something with that. Unless of course Addai and LJ continue to suck


LJ is going to be a RB2 and nothing better all year. Addai will be fine. You have some good depth. See if you can get any kind of value for LJ


Not so fast my friend.

Croyle's injury will help LJ more than anything.

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