Baseballnovice wrote:Turner, Benson and Mendenhall huh?
in a 1 ppr league? interesting.
I will tell you I am looking at McCoy as a guy to target but wanted to get the opinion of others.
You said in your original post that you put "all your eggs" into Steve Slaton... so I am assuming you need a RB1. It's my belief that once you get past the elite RBs (top-5), you need to have a solid, relatively safe guy that you can count on to plug into your lineup and forget about until bye week. Without that guy, it's tough to compete for a title.
Going into a season with McCoy as my #1 RB is a scary proposition, especially with no strong RB2 compliment.
I am not drinking the McCoy kool-aid just yet. He has a lot of upside, especially with a new starting QB -- I understand this. But he has question marks too. How many carries does Charles Scott get? Is Weaver likely to again take away TD carries again? Also, keep in mind -- the Eagles pass the ball more than anyone, so there is a low ceiling on the total number of carries to go around.
I'll take any of the guys in my first grouping over McCoy as my #1 RB in virtually all scoring formats.
If you were shopping for a 2nd RB, I have no issue with McCoy there. I am willing to take on more risk for the sake of upside as I add to my roster.... but I am risk-averse at that 1st RB spot.