Mercer Boy wrote:It's not just the committees...it's the bad team situations, the hype for 2nd year RB's, and generally inexperienced new starters. Sure, there will be one or two like Jackson or Jordan that will pan out, but it's partly the scheme they are in.
At this point, I would much rather wait on a guy like Westbrook or Dunn that has been a consistent producer in the top 20 of RB scoring than try to strike lucky gold on an over hyped guy who has inflated expectations. There's a dang good chance they will be falling to Round 3 when everything shakes out with the other RB situations...their value there is excellent. This allows you to get that bona fide top WR in Round 2 like a CJ, Smith, Fitz, Holt, Harrison that you are 90% confident will get you 1200 yards and 8-12 TD's. There are only so many of those guys to get!
Believe me...I have been a 2 RB first guy for a long time. But after getting 2nd place after 2nd place, I really feel that this is the time to alter my strategy to try and gain a player that will consistently score me points from each position - including WR. I can find FA guys that really help, but it's really nice to have a WR you can almost count on for 80-90 yards and a TD almost every game that you have drafted.
Word Mercer. I am feeling the same way this year. The Rbs available in the 2nd round don't seem head and shoulders above some of the quality (but not premiere) guys available in the 3rd/4th rounds. I'll be going RB WR WR RB, or RB WR RB WR this year.