This is a tough call, but I'd go with Portis. Jacobs and Westbrook are both injury risks. Portis has been pretty healthy the last couple of seasons.
Of the three RB's you have to choose from, Portis had the most yards (1,487) last year. He's decent in PPR, with 28 receptions last season.
Jacobs is a TD beast, with 15 TD's in just 13 games last year. Problem is, Jacobs has missed 8 games the past two years, so count on him missing 3 or 4 games again in 2009. It's just his pattern. Jacobs doesn't play much on third down, catching only 6 passes last year. So he doesn't help you much in PPR.
If you were going to roll the dice on an injury-prone player, I'd gamble on Brian Westbrook. He's always on the injury report, but he misses only a game or two per season. (a total of 8 games the past 4 seasons combined). Plus, his handcuff for 2009, LeSean McCoy, looks like a clone of Westy. So if you can draft McCoy with a high pick to combine with Westbrook, you'll have solid production out of whichever one starts for Philly any given week.
Look at Westbrook's 2007 stats; 15 GP, 1,333 rush yds, 90 rec, 771 rec yds, 12 total TD. There's a good chance that even if Westbrook misses time, the combined stats for a Westbrook/McCoy combo could have a stat line very similar to that.
And then McCoy would have serious keeper value for 2010. Just something to think about.
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