Ok Matt is correct, as always, moving on this shouldn't have even happened in this thread as it was between Best and Spiller.
So back to subject Best is the clear cut #2 fantasy rookie right NOW, in my eyes of course. Unless Jackson and/or Lynch get injured or traded Spiller will be the RB3 and special teamster until one of those two, if not both play out. Also until Buffalo gets a QB that can back defenses down its going to be hard enough for experienced backs such as Jackson or Lynch to produce, let alone a rookie.
bazzy_51 wrote:Best is the clear cut #2 fantasy rookie right NOW, in my eyes of course. Unless Jackson and/or Lynch get injured or traded Spiller will be the RB3 and special teamster until one of those two, if not both play out. Also until Buffalo gets a QB that can back defenses down its going to be hard enough for experienced backs such as Jackson or Lynch to produce, let alone a rookie.
Remember, this is for the next 4-5 years, not just the 2010 season. With that in mind, I don't see Spiller as better than Best. Remembering Matt's point that Thomas is a raw WR because he knows only 2 routes, there's no way in my mind that Thomas is the better 4-5 year prospect than Bryant.
Kareighuis wrote:I don't trust Dallas' WR scouting after making a major move for Roy Williams. Dallas may have to play Williams alot to see if he proves worthy of the investment. Austin and Witten will dominate Romo's focus and the running game will be a major force in the offense with a 3-headed monster there.
This is pretty much the point I was trying to make, Kareighuis just spelled it out better and more bluntly.
Funny, when I was looking back on Dallas I was thinking they were actually rather good at picking WR talent as a whole. Some of their recent WRs who have shown some promise went undrafted: Miles Austin, Sam Hurd, and Kevin Ogletree. Patrick Crayton was a 7th round pick. Let's not also forget recent history in that they signed TO when he was still great and let him go when he seemingly had less gas in the tank. They also have some pretty solid pass catching TEs and RBs. It seems to me they know how to evaluate hands.
The Roy Williams trade was an outlier in their evaluation, and while I'm not defending them for that trade I'm willing to bet that this was more of a Jerry Jones move than the coaching staff and scouts.
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I went with Bryant. I am not blown away by any of the RBs this season, it seems that where you end up was a bigger factor this year. Mathews is a lock 1st pick because he went to the Bolts who get top end production from RBs and he is a great fit. Spiller has competition, but is a nice fit as well in Buffalo. They seem to get RB production and are weary of Lynch. Best at the Lions seems a great opportunity, but the Lions haven't exactly gotton much out of their RBs, have a bad D, very young QB, and this year's schedule doesn't exactly look great for a RB. With Best, and to a lesser extent Spiller, I worry that in games vs the better teams he did not excel. Bryant is a legitimate talent at WR and falls into a great place. Offensively the Cowboys should remain loaded for years, expecially via the air. Witten, Austin, and Bryant will give Romo tons to work with and their D will make him have to throw. I just think he has a better chacne of sticking and staying than both Spiller and Best. In all honesty, I don't know if I have the guts to take him over Best or Spiller with the premium on RBs.
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