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Postby eagles21 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:57 am

What do you guys think of this guy? He's been a backup/change of pace back his whole career, and yet has averaged over 6 yards a carry for the past 2 years! Is there any chance that the Falcons will give Norwood a better role in the offense despite Turner being the starter? Also, could he be a good buy low option in a dynasty league?
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby BlueBandit24 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:38 am

I see him maintaining the role has had the past two years. I do not think the Falcons throw that kind of money Turner's way if they did not want him to the bellcow in the backfield. Norwood will still get touches because he has got talent, but the Turner signing indicates to me that the Falcons think Norwood's best utilized when in a change of pace role. Might be a good buy low in a dynasty since he could get out of Atlanta in a couple years, but in a rebuilding offense with a talented back ahead of him I do not see much short-term value.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby Guru13 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:55 pm

agreed, he's loaded with talent but isn't really gonna get the playing time, he'll get a few carries and always has the potential for a huge TD run but those will even be few and far between.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:59 pm

eagles21 wrote:Also, could he be a good buy low option in a dynasty league?


Could be. I wouldn't pay anything more for him than say a RB4 or 5 depending on how deep your rosters are.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby ninremix » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:11 am

I have him on my team because i own turner ... He is the one of the best backup RB IMO just like Tuner was for LT.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:11 am

I'm sure the Falcons have their reasons, but I cannot figure out how a running back who averages over six yards a tote, with tremendous home run ability, has been riding the pine behind Warrick Dunn and now Mike Turner. Guy just seems like one of those players with the ability to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball. I'd definitely take him late and hope that Turner either fails or gets dinged up. Norwood has extremely high upside and would certainly be worth taking during the mid/late rounds of a draft.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby fantasyfirefighter » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:48 am

With the coaching change in Atlanta, it wouldn't surprise me to see Norwood more involved in the offense. As was said above, obviously, Turner was brought in the be the feature back, but I honestly think Norwood will get more touches each game this season. I could even see some 2 back sets where Norwood runs out as an extra WR to create a mismatch. I don't think 10-12 touches a game would be too hard for him to get. He is an excellent handcuff for Turner owners as well.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby Guru13 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:32 am

fantasyfirefighter wrote:With the coaching change in Atlanta, it wouldn't surprise me to see Norwood more involved in the offense. As was said above, obviously, Turner was brought in the be the feature back, but I honestly think Norwood will get more touches each game this season. I could even see some 2 back sets where Norwood runs out as an extra WR to create a mismatch. I don't think 10-12 touches a game would be too hard for him to get. He is an excellent handcuff for Turner owners as well.

considering the amount of money they paid Turner, I doubt they'll be taking that many carries away from him, especially earlier on in the season.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby Stelly » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:26 pm

Definitely a situation I will be monitoring over the pre-season. One of my keeper options is to keep Norwood as a 12th round pick, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Re: Jerious Norwood?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:04 pm

How good of a receiver is Norwood? And for that matter, Turner? Is there a chance Norwood's value could go up quite a bit in a PPR or is Turner good enough of a receiver that it won't be that much of a factor.
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