aaawall91 wrote:Hester is the equivalent to Lorenzo Neal. His value will rise just slightly if LT goes down as his role will be pretty much the same with a slight increase in short yardage.
I would say Sproles gets his chance at the majority of the carries if LT were to go down, but would be a short leash which is typical in these kind of situations in order to give all backs a chance to try and take the reins.
I know about nothing on Thomas as well but him and Sproles are the two backs I would handcuff LT with in deep dynastys.
In a league that gives points for PR/KR yardage he is one of the better handcuffs out there, especially if you have LT.
I'll politely disagree. Sproles is tiny. He's like 5'6" and weighs 180lbs. He'll never get more than 10 carries a game even if LT goes down. He just wouldn't be able to take the wear and tear of the position. And Hester is nowhere near a Lorenzo Neal type player. He's a primarily rushing FB, whereas Neal was one of the preeminent blockers in the league. Plus, SD used a 3rd Round pick (and traded up) for Hester because of his rushing accomplishments at LSU (not his blocking) and the fact that they had a need at RB2. They've already come out and said they plan to use him as a RB, and they've been lining him up at RB, FB, and WR in camp so far. Sproles has very limited upside IMO, and the only one of Sproles/Hester/Thomas that I'd be targeting is Hester (and this is coming from a dynasty LT owner)...