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Re: Portis value question

Postby Timbathia » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:47 am

From what I am seeing a lot of people are not willing to risk a second round pick on Portis right now. He was mid-second until this tendonitis issue, and now rightly or wrongly people are scared off enough that some of the receivers like Harrison and Holt are going before him, as well as ALL of the running backs mentioned already in here. He is great value there IF healthy, but it seems that since the people picking mid to late second round already have a back with question marks on their roster (LJ, Gore, SA, etc.), they dont want a second risky player.

It seems that the #1 and #2 spots (LT and SJax owners) are more likely to take him as they have a 'less risk' back already on their roster.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby RJ24VC15 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:03 am

Based on how you value him and his ADP there is nothing wrong with taking him there. However you may benifit from taking someone else and trading, depends how much you want him.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby 011472 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:09 pm

I like Portis ahead of McGahee and Brown. He's got huge upside as a #2, and as long as you get Betts (you have to), you'll be guaranteed production in that system.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:17 pm

I think the fact that he was hurt last year and isn't yet completely healthy, makes him a slightly questionable pick at #6, though I took him there in the Y! How to Lose a League draft.

I think saying he's injury "prone" is a bit of a misnomer though. Prior to last year, he had played in 33 of his 34 games as a Redskin.

Maybe he'll get hurt this year, maybe he won't. There is definitely a faction of people here at the cafe that are a little too sure he's gonna be hurt. There's a solid chance that he gets hurt, but it's being overstated right now. Still, if you handcuff Betts, you should have top 10 RB production either way. I didn't handcuff him only because Betts went at #56, which I think is just too high, but what can you do?

If you take Portis, I'd try to grab Betts in round 7 or 8, depending on how fast RBs are flying off the board.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby Mr. Copernicus » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:53 pm

Is it a keeper league? I ask because he is a dogfighter.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby RJ24VC15 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:59 pm

Mr. Copernicus wrote:Is it a keeper league? I ask because he is a dogfighter.



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Re: Portis value question

Postby CBMGreatOne » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:22 pm

RJ24VC15 wrote:
Mr. Copernicus wrote:Is it a keeper league? I ask because he is a dogfighter.



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Lol, I don't think any other NFL players are gonna get run in for dogfighting anytime soon.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby Max Power » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:49 pm

Betts looking good in the preseason...

Even campbell showing some signs, this could be a very good team this year
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Fourty percent of people know that.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby zirco33 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:24 pm

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:if Travis Henry, Ronnie Brown or Willis Mcgahee are there (although I'm not so sure they will be), you have to take them, and in that order, also, I would take Edge this year before I took Portis, too Injury prone and too much competition with Betts.


I agree with Guru... my order would be Henry, Ronnie Brown, Edge, then McGahee. Portis has the potential to be a top ten back but he has more potential to get hurt. If these guys are gone and you take portis, get Betts! If Portis goes down, Betts will be a solid #2.
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Re: Portis value question

Postby RJ24VC15 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:32 pm

In terms of drafting right now, you should be more cautious with Portis.

But if he comes back and looks good in the rest of the pre-season games, I would look at him as a 2nd round pick ahead of all 4 of those backs.
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