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The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

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Which Patriot ends up with more rushing yards at the end of the season?

Poll ended at Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:21 am

Fred Taylor
9
47%
Laurence Maroney
5
26%
Sammy Morris
3
16%
Kevin Faulk
0
No votes
Benjarvus Green-Ellis
2
11%
Tom Brady
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 19

The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby PuntinFool » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:21 am

I really don't expect us to solve Belichick's strategic mind here, but I thought it'd be fun to guess to see who ends up on top by the end of the year. All these guys are going for dirt in the mock auction drafts I've participated in, which just means that the Patriots have been the first team ever to successfully stump fantasy footballers into disinterest.
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby eaglesfan » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:30 am

Matthew Berry (not a fan of) had a little thing about The Pats backfield. He said that Sammy Morris had 10 rushing TDs in the 38 games he's played....more then any other Pats back (next closest had 6). If healthy(big if) he has the biggest upside.
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby joejlitz » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:06 am

Votes are leaning toward Fred Taylor and that makes sense, but I wonder. Bookmarking this thread to see what happens towards the end of camp and before my last draft...
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby Dawinner127 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:20 pm

I feel like they wouldn't have signed Taylor if they weren't going to use him.
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby Azrael » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:20 pm

FWIW, Morris is listed as the starter on the Pats depth chart. Taylor 2nd team and Maroney 3rd team.
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby PuntinFool » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:52 pm

Dawinner127 wrote:I feel like they wouldn't have signed Taylor if they weren't going to use him.

Well yeah, but most teams use whoever they sign. The fact that the Patriots signed him only means he's guaranteed an average of one down per series. This is what Lamont Jordan got last year until injuries took over some of the other backs, and only then did he get a little more (but not all) of the playing time.

I went with Maroney because *this* is the year he puts it together. No really, this is the year! 1500 yards! Potential realized!
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby sirchadwick1 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:09 pm

I think Morris ends up w/ the most... followed by Taylor.
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:11 pm

i think Taylor will have the most rushing yards, but Sammy Morris should see a decent amount of carries and likely gets the goal-line work...he's probably be the one i'd most want to own in fantasy. in PPR Kevin Faulk could be sneaky good though

Maroney will never be on my fantasy roster again and BJGE only has value if a few guys get hurt
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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby joejlitz » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:20 pm

PuntinFool wrote:I went with Maroney because *this* is the year he puts it together. No really, this is the year! 1500 yards! Potential realized!

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Re: The impossible question: Patriots RB of 2009

Postby Script-Ohio » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:22 pm

I think Taylor is being a little overestimated here...Faulk is still going to get most of the passing situations, I'd bet on that. Running downs, if healthy I do think Maroney is going to end up with the most work but that's anyone's guess.
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