Who is the 1st pick of the draft? You are voting on who you will draft if you have the 1st pick of the draft.
Assume standard scoring (1 pt. per 10 yards rushing / receiving, and no PPR) Also please assume that you have a balanced roster and don't have a great specific need for a QB, WR, etc.
Feel free to discuss the pros and cons of these players - this could be helpful for some and generate some good discussion. If you'd like to vote for a player NOT on this list, then please vote "other" and make a post to discuss the player. This will serve as a write-in vote for that player.
1) Chris Johnson 2)
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I'm taking Peterson. While I think both guys see their TDs go down, I think CJ sees his yards go down quite a bit as well. Peterson's yardage has room to grow, IMO, as do his reception totals with Chester Taylor gone and Gerhart not exactly being a 3rd down back.
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Johnson probably won't get the yards again, but he is the Titans' offense this year. Double-digit TDs, less fumble concerns and plenty of all-purpose yards, not to mention the PPR benefit for those type of leagues.
Cowboys 4 life wrote:I would jump on the bandwagon and take Chris Johnson hoping for the same season as last year. I do however believe he won't do it. I think D's key more on him and stopping the long one.
I had ADP last year and the 1 yd, -1yd, -1 yd fumble just didn't cut it for me. He still had a decent year but a bit below my expectations. For that reason I would take Chris Johnson.
It just seemed like Peterson had to work a lot harder last season for his yardage than in year's past. Not sure if the Vikings were doing anything differently from a scheme standpoint or if other teams had something figured out, but it would be nice to see ADP shredding Ds like we got used to for a little while.
I would pick CJ based on the fact he gave me a Cafe title last year. That is the difference in what I otherwise see as a coin flip. He won't have over 2000 yards again, but the goal line vulture is gone(not like he did much last year anyway) and Fisher's bromance for him along with his whole situation leads me to believe that CJ will definitely be a top 3 back again. The main reason I like him over ADP is he is elusive, and not punishing when he runs. He carries a significantly less risk of being injured from week to week.
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Minny is more of a passing team it seems now anyway, Tennessee is still live and die by the run.
Also, I find it hard to pass up the guy who just had a record breaking season last year. Obviously you don't expect another 2000 yard season, that's not even realistic, but there is no reason he can't top 2k total yards and he provides so much big play ability week to week to literally win you games no matter what your team does that you can't pass that up.
AD was solid week to week, but since he supposedly gained weight he lost alot of that big play ability he had as a rookie, maybe he'll get it back, but he wasn't very appealling on a week to week basis. I'd love to have him with the 2nd pick, but no way would i take him over CJ. CJ had a year far better then anything AD has ever done in only his 2nd year in, I don't see enough reasons to pass him up.
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Chris Johnson. For some reason I get the feeling that Peterson is actually going to start to decline soon. I don't know why, maybe it's the hype, maybe it's his punishing running style and the fact that he had durability concerns coming out of Oklahoma, but he kind of scares me this season. Call it a hunch.
Really splitting hairs here, but Peterson has a longer established history. He may not have the same per-play, per-day or season-long ceiling, but his better offensive line and better QB play (depending on Favre returning) give him a higher floor.
Actually wanted to go Rice, but with McGahee's role still unclear, couldn't truly justify it.
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