Free Bagel wrote:
bagobonez wrote:the infamous Shaun ALexander v. Clinton Portis thread from a couple years back
This never happened.
Chad Johnson is the consensus #1 fantasy receiver because he's so consistent.
As for portis... If I can get this guy in the 2nd round. I would do that in a heartbeat.
The problem I'm having is that FB is throwing around this 100/1 per game. That's 100 total yards and it's actually a little less than 1 TD since it's 7TDs in 8 games. This is just for clarification purposes, those are still good numbers.
100 total yards is above average for a first round RB. 7TDs in 8 games is a really great pace. If Portis could have gotten consistent carries in the 20s he probably would have been putting up Denver Portis numbers.
I think Seeing a Deuce/Reggie Bush situation is possible. When I say that I do NOT think that Betts is going to catch 80-90 balls and Portis will be left out of the passing game. Only the split of carries in which Portis gets 18-20 carries and Betts gets 10 or so. The hot hand theory might prevail in some games.
It's closer to the Priest/LJ split when they were both healthy, but I expect probably only 80 percent of the production. Even So, I think that tandem warrants a late first round pick along with a 6th round pick for Betts to be sure.
So that is the "positive" spin on the situation. Negatively we could potentially see their role flip flop. If you handcuffed Betts this is less of an issue. We could also see one get injured. This would up the production of the other back significantly. Not great if you have both, but not terrible either since it frees up a spot in the roster/lineup and increases the value of one of the backs significantly.
I'd rather have Portis late first round than Betts in the 6th/7th, but the handcuff option is enticing if I already have Portis.