Boise State Broncos wrote:ignore the fact that I am a steelers fan, WILLIE PARKER gets the nod. Westbrook is too big of a RISK in my eyes. To me, asking this question is like asking who would you rather have, Fred Taylor or Maurice Jones-Drew? hmmmmmm.... I will take the young talented Jones-Drew over fragile fred please. I will take the younger guy who gets goal line carries and fewer catches over the old man who gets lots of catches and gets taken out on the goal line. Lets not forget that Brian Westbrook is running with one of his knees rubbing bone to bone. OUCH.
i suppose you want us also to ignore the fact that you are confusing Westbrook with Buckhalter? And comparing a rb in his prime, who has never had an inury as serious as the major ones Fred Taylor suffered is laughable. You want to make the argument based on risk, that's fine. No one here would argue that Westbrook isn't a risky player, but get your facts straight and don't start attributing injuries ailments and age concerns of other players onto him when they simply are untrue.
As for the question, despite Westbrook's injury risk, everyone save LT and S-Jax comes with significant risk. FWP has a totally revamped coaching staff that may not be as favorable, Gore has yet to rove he wasn't just a one-year phenom and lost proven top fantasy RB maker Norv Turner, LJ is severely overused and on a crumbling dinosaur of an offense, guys like Addai, MJD, and Maroney are unprovens, the list goes on. What westbrook does have, is more upside than any of these guys in a PPR. No PPR, I'd put him and FWP in about a dead heat, but the boost he gets from the scoring, and his potential far outweighs his risk.