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All but over for LT id say

Postby brett5673 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:04 pm

Honestly, there is no one to blame but himself. Darren Sproles has done a fantastic job and admit it or not, gives them a better chance to win. I wouldn't say LT lost the game for them today, but his performance is hindering the Chargers. That Goal line stand by the dolphins is a big indication for me. AND the 1st week of the year, even another struggling back, Thomas Jones, had a decent game against the Dolphins. Right now if LT wasn't "LT", i don't see him starting for the Chargers. He is hurting my team, and since I have Chris Johnson, Turner, and Brandon Jacobs, Sproles as well, I plan on starting 2 of those from now on. I may just stash LT IF(a big if) he turns it around later in the year. A big possibility is the turf toe is hurting him, but still, it shows hes breaking down. He had knee surgery in the offseason too, I really feel its a pretty good chance his dominance is done. I bet hell have a good game here or there, but no more Consistently 18-19 points and then a bonkers game. I see 6-9 and then a 15-18 game every now and then. Just my opinion, but he just doesn't look that good this year.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby gtabaplayr » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:07 pm

He has certainly lost a step, he's not the explosive player he once was. I would try to trade him if you can get good value. Don't take him out of your starting lineup because then other owners will think you are also down on him.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby VaderFin » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:23 pm

He's got a toe and a thigh injury...that will slow any back down.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby brett5673 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:40 pm

gtabaplayr wrote:He has certainly lost a step, he's not the explosive player he once was. I would try to trade him if you can get good value. Don't take him out of your starting lineup because then other owners will think you are also down on him.


Um, Sorry, but I thinking winning the matchup is more important than not making the league look like youre down on him. I likely wont trade him, but I have to say he isnt a bad #3/4 RB, which is what he is for me now in my eyes.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby totalair32 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:46 pm

Its only week 5 and he's been slowed by some injuries. He'll bounce back, he's still a top 5 back.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby Popcynical » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:27 pm

LT is always a stud come the playoff race / fantasy playoffs. I've seen him single handedly advance teams to the next round.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby Timbathia » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:59 pm

I dont doubt that LT is getting older and slower, but have you been watching their games? The Chargers o-line is giving him nothing right now. If they continue to play that poorly then LT is next too useless. Sproles can break off something special every now and then despite the o-line, but LT doesnt seem to have that ability anymore. If the o-line gets healthy and their sh*t together then he may be decent later in the season.
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby brett5673 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:06 pm

I don't think LT will be a top 5 back this year. Hes got turf toe and a bad hamstring, which will linger. But why I am keeping him on my team is the very reason someone said above. I looked at his playoff schedule and it is sad. Very easy teams in there. Hopefully everything will be OK by then for the Chargers. BUT, until further notice, i wanna see a higher YPC before I start him over Brandon Jacobs, Chris Johnson, or Michael Turner
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby shagworth » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:25 pm

Our first LT is finished thread of 2008..awesome, I figured it was about that time.

Lets take a trip down memory lane Cafe...

2007 through first 5 games LT had

329 yards rushing
194 receiving
3 TD's


How about 2006? Lets see first 5 game stats...
396 yards rushing
83 receiving
3 TD's


Now Lets look at 2008 through 5 games.
331 yards rushing
80 yards receiving
4 TD's


You act like his stats are off the mark for this time of year....Heck, his TD's are actually up. But he's done with right...
Lets dig a hole for him...
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Re: All but over for LT id say

Postby u_fig_eater » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:09 pm

I'm shopping him around for T.O. and Marshawn.
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