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Re: Speculative watch list for the deep deep dynasty league

Postby Kareighuis » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:21 am

bungle613 wrote:Most sleepers are going to be WR's. Tought o find that breakout gem for a RB.

I take that as a challenge, sir.

You mentioned Marcus Thomas, while someone else brought up Kregg Lumpkin (Lindys: "strong interior runner with soft hands out of the backfiled and a legitimate sleeper").

Tashard Choice- The Barbarian's running style puts him at injury risk. In week 1, he left the game early, partly due to a ribs injury and partly due to the fact that the game was pretty much in hand. A hard-hitting north-south runner, Choice turned 5 carries into 26 yards, while Felix Jones remained a compliment to the power back. If Barber gets injured more seriously or the 'Boys run away with the division, Choice'll see more quality time.

Jalen Parmele- Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams (injury issues for both of them) are ahead of him on the depth chart. Parmele is a tough inside runner who averaged 125.9 rushing yards per game in college last year, good for ninth in the country.

With the release of Lorenzo Neal, SD drafted 2 FBs. Jacob Hester was the more highly touted, but he doesn't have a touch in 2 games. Mike Tolbert, though, had 3 rec for 35 yards wk1, then 2 rec for 68 yards wk2. That doesn't account for the (measly) rushing yards he's put up. His solid blocking has earned him the respect of LT and the coaching staff, and likely means he'll continue to see time even when LT comes back to full strenght. While I don't consider him pick-up-able right now, he warrants watching.

Le'Ron McClain- Tough, hard-nosed FB with excellent pass-blocking/blitz pick-up skills, as well as a good finisher when given the ball. Due to McGahee's issues, he turned 19 carries into 86 yards, alon with 2 rec for 24 yards, in the Ravens' most recent game. The Baltimore Sun reports that McGahee's is expected to have a "role" in the offense, but McClain and Rice will get the majority of carries.

Other RBs that I'm watching but won't go into detail about right now- DeDe Dorsey, Antonio Pittman, Michael Bennet, Justin Forsett, Artose Pinner, Jamaal Charles, Kolby Smith, Michael Pittman, Quinton Ganther, Xavier Omon.
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Re: Speculative watch list for the deep deep dynasty league

Postby thriftyrocker » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:36 am

Lumpkin is an add. Any time a sleeper RB gets carries that = add ;-D

Justin Forsett is an interesting watch. 7th round rookie RB from Cal. I added him in a lot of leagues during the preseason thinking he was a sleeper to take over once Morris and Julius both proved they were nothing special. Then he was cut and signed with Indy, so I also cut him thinking he was now buried behind Rhodes and Hart. But he has taken return duties and looked good. How long before he gets a carry or two? Certainly he offers something different than Addai/Rhodes/Hart, but I'm not counting on anything.

Jalen Parmele is another RB to watch. 6th round rookie RB from Toledo. Nice combo of size and speed who broke an 80 yard run during preseason. You would have figured Miami would run a lot this year but they haven't. Why? They have been terrible at it, only getting 3 ypc. Special teams only right now. Should have been drafted in most dynasty leagues, but might be available.

I have been surprised at how the Falcons are using Harry Douglas. 3rd round rookie from Louisville (Brian Brohm's favorite target). He got a 30+ yard end around last week, and 2 more catches. Really, the competition to be Matt Ryan's go to receiver is an open race with 4 guys competing, Douglas being the one least owned.

Another interesting rookie is Davone Bess in Miami. Undrafted WR who was Colt's favorite target at Hawaii. Has the same number of catches as Ted Ginn and perhaps more surprisingly has supplanted him as a returner. Could be a nice Wes Welker PPR beast slot receiver, and really all of Miami's other WRs are so butter handed.

One non-rookie to watch is Aundrae Allison in Minnesota. Sid Rice will be out with a strained PCL. Frerotte taking over at QB has to open up the passing game. Allison got a couple nice catches against Indy.

One last RB is DeDe Dorsey. Most dynamic RB in Cincy. Perry and Watson are both mediocre.

Ok one more that should be owned in every deep league but you'd be surprised is Chris Taylor. Biggest parallel would be Earnest Graham. Total lunch pail runner. Nothing flashy, but solid. Coach likes him enough to keep him on the team but is doing everything to avoid using him in games. But with everyone else falling to the wayside, he'll get a chance and could stick.

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Re: Speculative watch list for the deep deep dynasty league

Postby King Tim » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:52 am


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Packers rookie RB Kregg Lumpkin has been hampered by a hamstring injury.
Deep Dynasty leaguers may have been left wondering why Lumpkin was ignored in the Week 3 game plan after coach Mike McCarthy raved about the rookie's progress the previous week. Brandon Jackson's backup job is safe for now.
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