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Postby maddog60 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:01 pm

skibrett15 wrote:yeah, he's my 3rd behind Edge/deuce but I can't make that exception to get him in my lineup. I think I might trade him now for a QB upgrade. I've got A. Green and Fred Taylor behind him. Its such a bogus league that I'm not even sure Its worth it tho.


Honestly, Duece has been kind lackluster so far, I'd trade him instead.

Westbrook's actually being used less right now than he was last year. He's under 19 touches a game, but he's getting an average almost 8 yards per touch. I expect those numbers to come down, but this is a guy who usually gets over 6 yards per touch, so that average 120 yards per game should stick throughout the year.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:06 pm

hes overrated, any halfback with more receiving yards than rushing yards should be lined up in the slot, not in the backfield
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Postby maddog60 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:39 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:hes overrated, any halfback with more receiving yards than rushing yards should be lined up in the slot, not in the backfield


So basically, you're arguing that he's an underrated WR? I mean seriously, what other WR puts up 120 yards per game, and does a good chunk of it from the backfield.
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Postby footballchick23 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:43 pm

He's already had a great season so far and with McNabb still ailing with the bruised chest, the shin contusion, and now the abdominal injury, Westy is going to be even more important to Philly's offense.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:43 pm

maddog60 wrote:He only missed 1 game to injury last year.
He missed 1 game to injury the year before. 2 games in your first 3 year's as a RB is pretty standard


Torn ACL in High School.
Torn ACL in College.
Wrist Surgery in early 2003.
Torn Tricep in in late 2003.
Cracked Rib, Chest Contusion in October 2004.

He's also had a few high ankle sprains that kept him out of games.

I worry.
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Postby Big Pimpin' » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:44 pm

what happened to Ryan Moats being his backup? I know L.Gordon is there too but before the season started I traded C.Perry for Moats to the dude that had Rudi because I had Westy.
But yes, i am a little worried about how small he is that he might get injured.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:44 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:
maddog60 wrote:He only missed 1 game to injury last year.
He missed 1 game to injury the year before. 2 games in your first 3 year's as a RB is pretty standard


Torn ACL in High School.
Torn ACL in College.
Wrist Surgery in early 2003.
Torn Tricep in in late 2003.
Cracked Rib, Chest Contusion in October 2004.

He's also had a few high ankle sprains that kept him out of games.

I worry.


Thanks BH - I was looking for this. Didnt he also have offseason knee surgery?

This is one of those situations where an emotional response to a great performance so far is clouding people's judgement. I know Westy is good - I had him ranked fairly high heading into the season - but I dont understand how people can completely ignore his extensive injury history.
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Postby footballchick23 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:54 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
BrutallyHuge wrote:
maddog60 wrote:He only missed 1 game to injury last year.
He missed 1 game to injury the year before. 2 games in your first 3 year's as a RB is pretty standard


Torn ACL in High School.
Torn ACL in College.
Wrist Surgery in early 2003.
Torn Tricep in in late 2003.
Cracked Rib, Chest Contusion in October 2004.

He's also had a few high ankle sprains that kept him out of games.

I worry.



Thanks BH - I was looking for this. Didnt he also have offseason knee surgery?

This is one of those situations where an emotional response to a great performance so far is clouding people's judgement. I know Westy is good - I had him ranked fairly high heading into the season - but I dont understand how people can completely ignore his extensive injury history.


Either way, I'd still keep him. Like I said in an earlier post, Westy is going to be relied on more and more if McNabb can't stay healthy. Priest Holmes can be called injury prone, but I wouldn't trade him away quite yet. I think you brought up a good point about the injury issue, but I don't see it as having a huge impact on value....yet.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:23 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Thanks BH - I was looking for this. Didnt he also have offseason knee surgery?


I don't think so. I could be wrong.

FWIW, both ACL injuries came off the field. I don't know how the first one occurred, but I read the second ACL tear was the same knee after slipping on black ice.

I don't like his injury history...but as long as he doesn't see a large amount of carries per game...he'll probably be fine.

They seem to like to get him around 12-15 carries a game. He's the definition of a flex player...
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Postby kloide » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:31 pm

Simply put if you get a point per reception he is a top 3 Player.
If you dont get a point per reception he is top 10

I have him this year, had him last year. Always the most dependable player on my team.
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