no one in our league with the exception of larry johnson got drafted this season. and the guy who drafted johnson didnt even have holmes, but johnson was dropped by week 2/3. and we do have 22 roster spots so its conceiveable to have room for a back-up .
we all did however pick up the rbbc dudes, but no one in 2 years has ever really been interested in filling spots with back-ups. granted we usually seem to sniper each others back-ups....like when faulk went down, i stole gordon out from under the faulk owner, then the next week or so portis went down, some other guy stole anderson out from under me.
and when emmitt smith went down, shipp got snipered out from under the smith owner, who then ended up trading shipp to the smith owner.....man i love my league!
wait and see..............who gets hurt.
i guess most ppl think that enuf rb's go down, and back-ups emerge to keep the league full of em.
oh and on a side note, after james jackson started his first game(week 10?) he got dropped, cause that owner expected green to play this week, well just about 1 hour later the league then suspended green, and i had #1 w/w priority....boo-yah.
its not much, but with dillon not back to starting just yet, i really could use a full-timer for a couple more weeks.
Hasselbeck Pennington PortisMcallister Dillon Betts Zeroue j jackson morris
Burress D Jackson S Moss Coles K Robinson Chambers
Shockey Kliensasser Kasay Chad Brown Keith Bulluck Scott Fujita
I don't draft the backup RB just to have the backup. If there is a clear cut #2 RB on that team AND the offense is at least decent then I pickup the RB.
If you own Tomlinson, getting his backup is a waste. There is no certainty who will get the carries and any other RB would probably suck in that offense anyway.
If you own Faulk, Gordon is both a talented backup and entered the season with no competition at the #2. The offense is also a plus.
Travis Henry? If he goes down is there even a sure #2 or will it be RBBC? Same goes for Ahman Green? I would never draft Troy Hambrick's backup (preseason it was Cason). Look at Detroit. Stewart had decent value but neither Bryson nor Gary has done anything.
You could make that case for Mike Anderson, but he's old.
The only hancuffs I thought that were worth drafting were Najeh Davenport, Correll Buckhalter and Moe Williams. No other backups that I can think of had ever proved themselves over a few games in the league.
QB's: Steve McNair, Tommy Maddox
RB's: Corey Dillon, Rudi Johnson, Moe Williams, Michael Bennett, Brian Westbrook
WR's: Terrell Owens, Steve Smith, Marty Booker, Andre Johnson
TE's: Shannon Sharpe, L.J Smith
K's: Adam Vinatieri, Paul Edinger
D's: Ravens, 49ers
I drafted Larry Johnson with my second to last pick. I wasn't sold that Priest would make it through the season, and was hoping for a sleeper. I have since dropped him, obviously since Priest has proved my theory wrong. I drafted Moe, knowing Bennett would miss the majority of the year. But, I did pick-up Bennett as a FA just before he was due back. I made a bone-head pick in Antwoine Smith (3rd Round) not knowing he was the projected back-up in NE? I have since dropped him as well...
Basically... It's not always wise to drafted back-ups.
I would say one of the most important backups to grab is Maurice Morris for Alexander holders. Holmgren really likes Morris, and it's evident that if anything ever happened to Alexander, Morris would be a definite full time replacement
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