Blog Entry

RBs (UPDATED 3/5/09)

Posted on: March 5, 2009 1:49 pm

F. Taylor to Pats

My Analysis:

The Pats are turning into the Broncos when it comes to RBs.  The crowded backfield also includes L. Moroney, S. Morris, and K. Faulk.  Of all these RBs, F. Taylor has been the most productive when he split carries with MJD.  I would expect a similar situation with Moroney and Taylor, and would see how the mock drafts treat this one.  For now, I think Moroney would be drafted first.  I would let someone else gamble on Moroney, and try to pick up Taylor in the later rounds.  Morris looks to be a waiver wire addition depending on Moroney's performance and injuries. 

L. Jorndan to Denver

My Analysis:

Stay away from Denver RBs in Fantasy Football!  Denver always has too many RBs, and you never know who will be the starter with any consistency.  Last year, when we thought we actually knew who the starter would be the majority of the time, Denver got decimated by injuries.  L. Jordan, R. Torrain, J. Arrington, and S. Young are currently the RBs for Denver.  You almost have to draft two Denver RBs to cover your bases, but none of them are top tier RBs so it would be better to handcuff your #1 RB instead of trying to platoon the Denver RBs.  Who ever becomes the starter will be a late round draft, but be ready to pick up the backup off the waiver wire just in case.

D. Ward to Bucs

My Analysis:

Should be a good situation for D. Ward.  He does have some competition with E. Grahm and C. Williams there as well, but I would look at E. Grahm as the starter with D. Ward stealing some carries.  Would be a good idea to handcuff E. Grahm with D. Ward.  I can see this as one way to go with an "unconventional draft", where you pick a stud QB and/or WR in the first rounds hoping to get E. Grahm to fall, D. Ward can cover you and should be available with a very late pick.

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