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Postby SLAMLLC » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:09 pm

Now we know where everyone is going, what are the feelings for who will be the most productive backs in a seasonal format (this year only.) We have Mendenhall in Pittsburgh sharing time with FWP. DMC in Oakland with a rookie QB and two other guys to fight for time. Forte looks like he has a good situation, he may be the staring RB in Chicago. I liked Felix Jones in Big D with Barbers agressive style. Chances are Barber could take a lot of abuse. Then the Boys also add Choice who is another good prospect. So who knows what is going to happen. Stuart also looks like he could be headed for a 50/50 split in carries right from day one.
Who do you guys predict to be the most productive rookie back from this draft class.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby TheDiplomats » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:59 pm

I think when you look at the 2008 season alone, Forte really stands out as the guy to have the best season. He has literally no competition in Chicago because Benson is terrible and Wolfe/Peterson are strictly situational RBs. With that said, I wouldn't expect a big season out of any rookie RB this year mainly because all the super talented guys are locked in RBBCs (McFadden, Stewart, Mendenhall). Another couple of guys I would look at, strictly for 2008, are Ryan Torain in Denver and Kevin Smith in Detroit.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:14 pm

TheDiplomats wrote:I think when you look at the 2008 season alone, Forte really stands out as the guy to have the best season. He has literally no competition in Chicago because Benson is terrible and Wolfe/Peterson are strictly situational RBs. With that said, I wouldn't expect a big season out of any rookie RB this year mainly because all the super talented guys are locked in RBBCs (McFadden, Stewart, Mendenhall). Another couple of guys I would look at, strictly for 2008, are Ryan Torain in Denver and Kevin Smith in Detroit.


He is going to jump Henry, Young, and Hall? :-?
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby JasonSeahorn » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:24 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
He is going to jump Henry, Young, and Hall? :-?


It's Mike Shanahan, any one could become the starting RB.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:25 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
He is going to jump Henry, Young, and Hall? :-?


It's Mike Shanahan, any one could become the starting RB.


Even Me 8-o :-b

This is true, Shanahan love his backs like dumba$$ likes his QBs
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:39 pm

I would have to say Jonathan Stewart. Best situation and talent coupled together of all the rookie R's IMO. After that, I would think McFadden and then Forte/Felix Jones then Mendenhall after that.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:40 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
He is going to jump Henry, Young, and Hall? :-?


It's Mike Shanahan, any one could become the starting RB.


Yeah, I wouldn't touch Denver RB's this season until at least my second bench spot.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby TheDiplomats » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:43 pm

JasonSeahorn wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
He is going to jump Henry, Young, and Hall? :-?


It's Mike Shanahan, any one could become the starting RB.

That is my reasoning behind Torain. I read on rotoworld that many in Denver see Torain as the next Terrell Davis. I'm not so sure about that..but if they said it, it's got to have at least some merit. But then again, if he is anything like TD, he'll be on special teams for a few years before he becomes a great RB.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby BlueBandit24 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:55 pm

TheDiplomats wrote:That is my reasoning behind Torain. I read on rotoworld that many in Denver see Torain as the next Terrell Davis. I'm not so sure about that..but if they said it, it's got to have at least some merit. But then again, if he is anything like TD, he'll be on special teams for a few years before he becomes a great RB.


Terrell Davis ran for 1,000 yards his rookie year. If they really trust Torain that much than he would have every opportunity to win the job as a rook. But Shanny also said that Selvin Young was a #1 RB in this league last year and showed the faith in him by bringing back Henry and drafting Torain. I am staying away unless I get Torain relatively late in a dynasty league, especially considering he suffered a Lisfranc fracture at the end of last season.

My pick would be Stewart. I see Carolina running the ball a lot as Delhomme works his way back from Tommy John, and with Otah drafted and Wharton and Gross both re-tained they should have a pretty solid offensive line.
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Re: After draft... Rookie RB performance

Postby TheDiplomats » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:01 pm

BlueBandit24 wrote:
TheDiplomats wrote:That is my reasoning behind Torain. I read on rotoworld that many in Denver see Torain as the next Terrell Davis. I'm not so sure about that..but if they said it, it's got to have at least some merit. But then again, if he is anything like TD, he'll be on special teams for a few years before he becomes a great RB.


Terrell Davis ran for 1,000 yards his rookie year. If they really trust Torain that much than he would have every opportunity to win the job as a rook. But Shanny also said that Selvin Young was a #1 RB in this league last year and showed the faith in him by bringing back Henry and drafting Torain. I am staying away unless I get Torain relatively late in a dynasty league, especially considering he suffered a Lisfranc fracture at the end of last season.

My pick would be Stewart. I see Carolina running the ball a lot as Delhomme works his way back from Tommy John, and with Otah drafted and Wharton and Gross both re-tained they should have a pretty solid offensive line.

I meant that Terrell Davis made his first big impressions on the Broncos through his special teams play his rookie preseason and I could see Torain first making an impact there as well...but it would probably just take him longer. That is a good point about the Lisfranc injury as I had forgotten about that completely.
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