Keyser_WV wrote:Ericson probably won't even be around next year so don't take anything he says seriously.
I have to disagree here. Erickson has 3 years left out of a five-year contract with a penny-pinching owner who will not want to waste all that money. Plus, there's no point in upgrading your stereo if you drive a pinto, if you get my drift.
Also, I don't think Hicks can keep it up; he came in fresh mid-game and busted off one 30 yard carry against Carolina's D, and that's about all he's done.
The niners have a terrible O-line, as well. Newberry, the pro-bowl center who led the offensive line last year, has been out most of the season. The right guard Smiley is a rookie, and the first round draft pick Harris isn't even a starter.
Fantasy-wise, it's tough to see Hicks ever being a better pick than Barlow (though I'd stay far away from both of them, at least until Newberry and Rattay are both healthy).