fantasizing wrote:I don't think there's any question who the better back is. The YPC always tell that story. CJ is at 5.3 YPC (among the leagues' best), while Lendale is at 3.9 (not bad, but not great). But the bottom line is that CJ will not win your fantasy league if he doesn't score with more regular frequency. His 2 short yardage rushing TDs came when Lendale had to leave with equipment problems, so in essence, CJ gets 0 goaline carries, and thats a a concern. And I don't see that changing anytime soon unless Lendale really starts to struggle in short yardage situations.
You therefore can't just "hope" that CJ breaks a long way every now and then. That is such an improbable play.
But then again, goaline opportunities just don't happen very regularly in every game either, and there will be games where the team never gets the ball within the 10 yard line basically destroying Lendale's value in that case.
Thefore, they are both kinda risky plays in different ways.
You could take away all of CJ's rushing TD's and he would still be outscoring Lendale in my PPR league, and I don't get why you don't think he's not consistent., so far his output has been :
With the 6 pt game coming vs Baltimore, so consistency is not a problem, and regardless of whether or not he's the "goaline back" some guys act as if that's the only way to score TD's, he's been breaking off a long run ever since his first pre-season game, that doesn't seem like an improbably play anymore when it's happening with consistency...No he won't get 12 TD's but his numbers right now are higher then LT and he has just as much upside as anyone at RB, he's only going to get involved more and he's getting 20+ touches week in and out, I'll take my chances with him touching the ball that many times every week as a solid RB2.