I had the 6th pick in a 10 teamer PPR redraft. It went: 1. MJD 2. AP 3. Forte 4. Portis 5. LT2 6. S-Jax
I took S-Jax because of several reasons: 1. I knew I wouldn't have a shot at the top 3 and was hoping for LT2. 2. It's PPR and S-Jax can catch the ball and they do pass to him a lot. 3. He IS the STL offense. He is the centerpiece. He gets the majority if not all the touches. No RBBC here. 4. O-line is young and has a lot of talent.
His injury bug of the past two seasons scare me but he's 100% healthy NOW.
But to answer your question, at 5, I would not take S-Jax but LT2 instead.
Just my two cents.
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I love Slaton this year, too and think he is a top-5 back. Very consistant. A key cog in the offense. No RBBC. I would also take MJD, CJ4.24, Gore, LT, and DWILL (in that order) before SJAX. But the bottom line is that I avoid taking SJAX at all because he will disappoint and fail to provide consistant support to your fantasy franchise.
sirchadwick1 wrote:I don't want a guy who will score 30 pts one game and get my excited... then 4 pts the next game. Sorry, same goes w/ Westbrook.
Very well said!
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Upon further research, Stephen Jackson is not going to be a 5th overall pick. Too many negative factors against him this year. Once St. Louis proves they have a decent offense and have to respect the WR's, Jackson will be hitting brick walls for a while.
People have made interesting cases for D. Williams, Gore, LT and even Slaton. Personally, I like Slaton the best, but am I going to risk a 5th overall pick on him? Probably not. LT is getting older and losing touches on third down plays and some end zone plays, Gore hasn't really shown he is an elite RB, although with Singletary as the head coach now, things could change. Keep in mind, Singletary came from the old school days of smash mouth football and likes running first and throwing second. Williams is a great RB, but shares carries and as someone else pointed out, Carolina has the 2nd toughest schedule this year.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog!
I'm not to high on Jackson. He has just been a huge disappointment. Not until he gets traded to a better team. In many mock drafts Ive seen Fitzgerald's ADP at 5. You can take a risk and get a stud WR at 5 so by your next pick you should be able to get like a B. Jacobs. If you don't want to go that route its a bit of a reach but I say C. Johnson or S. Slaton.