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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:39 pm

If he hadn't been injured, I would say Colston, however he was, so I will go with MJD on this one... u didn't mention Maroney though, who didn't have too bad a year either.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:55 pm

MJD.

I grabbed him with the last pick in our draft and my buddy said, "Who is he?", after a put a beating on him later in the season he knew exactly who he was. :-D
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Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:57 pm

Maroney not even in the discussion?
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Postby aaawall91 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:15 pm

nor Leinart?

12 games, 74 QB rating, 2547 yards, 11 TD, 12 INT, (also 2 rush TD's)

I'm not saying he DESERVES it, but he should at least be considered.
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Postby Humpback » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:24 pm

All of these guys should get consideration, but MJD outperformed them all. He blew Maroney away in basically every statistical category this season. Throw in the fact that MJD is a top 5 kick returner, it should be a shoe-in for him, but you never know.
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Postby maddog60 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:30 pm

Marcus McNeill, hands down. In fantasy, sure MJD is the likely front0runner, but in the NFL McNeill has anchored the left tackle position for the league's top team. Losing a left tackle can cripple a team, and for the Chargers, losing their's and having to start a rookie if anything increased both their rush and pass blocking. McNeill will never get the award he truly deserves, but no rookie has had a bigger impact on his team this year, save maybe Young.
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:33 pm

I like Vince Young for ROY. I know MJD and Colston and Bush all put up great numbers for us fantasy footballers but what Vince did with the Titans was amazing. He carried that team on his back throughout the season. Without Vince i could easily see the that team winning less than 3 games.
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Postby Free Bagel » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:12 pm

maddog60 wrote:Marcus McNeill, hands down. In fantasy, sure MJD is the likely front0runner, but in the NFL McNeill has anchored the left tackle position for the league's top team. Losing a left tackle can cripple a team, and for the Chargers, losing their's and having to start a rookie if anything increased both their rush and pass blocking. McNeill will never get the award he truly deserves, but no rookie has had a bigger impact on his team this year, save maybe Young.


Great call. Mcneil went 15 weeks without giving up a sack or getting a holding call, and I believe something like 22 of LT's TDs came off the left side. I knew I was forgetting someone (although I also forgot Maroney so it was actually two guys, heh).

I was very big on McNeil headed into the draft so I'm not sure how I forgot him, just a slip of the brain. Even took him in the cafe mock.
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Postby jayday » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:16 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:I like Vince Young for ROY. I know MJD and Colston and Bush all put up great numbers for us fantasy footballers but what Vince did with the Titans was amazing. He carried that team on his back throughout the season. Without Vince i could easily see the that team winning less than 3 games.

Preach it...QB is much harder to transition to than RB...Many thought Vince would never project as an NFL starter, let alone in his rookie year...But he went 8-5 as a starter and nearly took a team with bottom 5 talent to the playoffs....
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Postby Crippler » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:22 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:I like Vince Young for ROY. I know MJD and Colston and Bush all put up great numbers for us fantasy footballers but what Vince did with the Titans was amazing. He carried that team on his back throughout the season. Without Vince i could easily see the that team winning less than 3 games.


I would agree with you had they made the playoffs. He did great things in Tenn, but he still just led a non-playoff team to not making the playoffs.
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