skinsfan wrote:As a keeper, he's definitely top-15 RB.
I would say this is a bit much. IF the Giants said, "Yes, Tiki is retiring. No, we're not getting anyone else. Yes, that job is going to go to Jacobs." THEN I would say he would be a top-15 RB keeper. Until then, however, I'm not even sure if he makes the top 30. Without thinking too hard about this, and in no particular order, RBs > Jacobs for keeper right now.
Tiki (just kidding!)
Dillon (unless he indicates he's retiring)
Five that he's about tied with b/c of similar situations
Cedric Benson (who I think will get the starts next year)
Marion Barber III
So ok, around top-25 RB, keeperwise. But I'd still say gambling and probably at the bottom of the list of the five that I listed as similar. Since I would expect if any of those five got promoted for whatever reason, they'd be the sole back. Whereas I'm not so sure on that with Jacobs.
Long story short, if I had him I would trade him. If I didn't have him, I wouldn't get him. Hype is greater than reality at this point.
-Droughns? He'll be lucky to keep his job.
-Barber III? No chance to start.
-Norwood? Dunn's still the story there.
-White? Definite lgojam with Gado and a still-young Henry
-Jones-Drew??? This guy will never be a long-term starter. He's small and has a career as a 3rd-down back cut out for him.
My top-15, off the top of my head:
Addai just barely misses. He's pretty much 15b.
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