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Postby bagobonez » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:24 pm

Infidel wrote:Jamal started dancing anywhere near contact last year. A sure sign of death for a power RB. Let someone else be disgusted....again.


Jamal admitted to not playing as hard as he could because he was upset over his contract situation. That's why he was less willing to take on contact. Plus he was hurt. His current contract, from what I understand, is heavily incentive laden. No one's saying to burn a 1st or even a 2nd round pick on him, but anywhere from the late 3rd on down is good value.
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Postby Kensat30 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:33 pm

maddog60 wrote:Guess I'm in the majority. His only redeeming value right now is no competition. His defense is losing key players left and right to arrest and suspension, his offense still hasnt proven it can move the ball without Carson Palmer. He hasn't battled injuries, but his body has been broken down over back to back intense seasons, and still has not shown the ability to be a receiving threat, which means he needs to break rushing records in order to have a shot at the top 5 fantasy RBs. Also, that division is getting stingier and stingier on defense. Cleveland is no longer the field day it used to be, the Raven's have a solid DEF and keep adding talent.

Rudi's upside to me is a #2 RB in fantasy, that's his upside. Really, I'd only be comfortable if he were my 3rd RB.


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Postby Kilroy » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:33 pm

deluxe_247 wrote:
Infidel wrote:Jamal started dancing anywhere near contact last year. A sure sign of death for a power RB. Let someone else be disgusted....again.


did a number of you forget that just before last year he had just went through major ankle surgery and "rehabbed" in prison. if memory serves correct, he started playing about 4-6 months before a typical recovery time...and thats compared to players that have normal rehab programs...

i wont even get started in this thread...i just know i feel pretty good about getting him in the 3rd round. im glad people think like some of you guys so it will enable me to pick a stud WR in the second and a solid 2nd RB in j-lew in the 3rd. should be a great year for fantasy ;-D


I'm looking to try that same strategy this year. In some drafts I've seen J-Lew drop into the fourth, and if you can go RB/WR/WR/J-Lew you gotta like your team's chances.
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Postby Dexter II » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:54 pm

I took him in the 3rd and expect 1,000 yards and 7+ td's. Having a real QB should help him find some room to run. If Mason, Heap and Clayton can provide a downfield threat he'll do fine.
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Postby mrblitz » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:00 pm

J_rob_the_ Baller wrote:I think this season will tell all. If he comes back, then he is back. If he busts again, then his career as a #1 back will go with it



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Postby mcmill3 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:26 pm

Dadd wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:
whodey#9 wrote:
johnrambo wrote:if you have any ravens on your fantasy team beside Heap they should be on the bench


well said ;-D


theres this guy named mason that might just surprise you this year.....especially in PPRs


Yup, yup! I'd say even in non-PPR leagues he'd be starting. Definitely #2-3 WR.


he's done. Go home Ravens....
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:43 pm

Kilroy1872 wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:
Infidel wrote:Jamal started dancing anywhere near contact last year. A sure sign of death for a power RB. Let someone else be disgusted....again.


did a number of you forget that just before last year he had just went through major ankle surgery and "rehabbed" in prison. if memory serves correct, he started playing about 4-6 months before a typical recovery time...and thats compared to players that have normal rehab programs...

i wont even get started in this thread...i just know i feel pretty good about getting him in the 3rd round. im glad people think like some of you guys so it will enable me to pick a stud WR in the second and a solid 2nd RB in j-lew in the 3rd. should be a great year for fantasy ;-D


I'm looking to try that same strategy this year. In some drafts I've seen J-Lew drop into the fourth, and if you can go RB/WR/WR/J-Lew you gotta like your team's chances.


Ive used this strategy several times already in cafe drafts with late round picks. I really like the results. In one league i went Ronnie Brown, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne, Jamal Lewis.
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Postby PyRo8 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:58 pm

jamal lewis looked REALLY good against that giants defense tonite in preseason.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:58 pm

mcmill3 wrote:he's done. Go home Ravens....


have you watched any preseason??...i understand why you are hating though...i bet you hated seeing us get mcnair :-b
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Postby Daddymike59 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:02 pm

deluxe_247 wrote:
mcmill3 wrote:he's done. Go home Ravens....


have you watched any preseason??...i understand why you are hating though...i bet you hated seeing us get mcnair :-b


The qstion here is- Is Jamal Done or Not? Why is he still on the pup list? What is the real deal Dlux? Jamal gonna play or not? If he is I'm bettin' on a strong year.
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