Looking for some medium-term assistance at RB and someone dropped Michael Bush during waivers that were processed this morning.
Is it too early to label Portis a 2-3 YPC dud whose upside is unreliable goal line carries while I have the option to obtainan arguably more talented RB whom looked like a sure start prior to his injury and McFadden's outstanding play? Shannahan has expressed doubt in Portis as a starter, I'm agreeing with his sentiment. I'm thinking one bad game for McFadden paired with potentially great Bush play that Cable would pull the rug from under his starting RB like he did to Campbell.
I'll be in extreme need in week 8 as my top two RBs will both be on a bye.
Other RB's Available (& Week 8 opponents) * Michael Bush OAK (SEA) * Reggie Bush NO (@PIT)- Could be healthy by then, but will be safely on wire for a while longer * Carnell Williams TB (@ARI)- Just dropped him due to his mega timeshare for Kuhn whom I'm considering starting over Bradshaw this week * Christopher Ivory NO (@PIT) * Ryan Torain WAS (@DET)- Likely Portis' successor * LeGarrette Blount TB (@ARI)- Likely Caddy's successor
12 team, .5 PPR, 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, TE, OP Flex, 7BN QB Vick Flacco Henne RB Forte Bradshaw Kuhn Ringer (Portis) WR Megatron R. Moss Steve Smith CAR Lance Moore Bowe M Williams TB TE Dallas Clark
Thanks guys, I'm off to give some good will to other users!
I think I'd hang on to Portis. I think McFadden is playing too good for Bush to get a lot of carries. And it might take McNabb a little while to get things going with the Skins and Portis could be better down the line.
But if you have your mind set on Bush I don't think it would be a terrible trade.
Bush owner here, so take that with a grain of salt. But When has McFadden shown he can avoid injury? When has Portis shown he can avoid injury? IMO, the writing is on the wall with Torain. Portis is old, injury prone, and he's not that productive unless he just gets enough carries that 2.5 ypc will still add up.
McFadden has had injury issues every year since he was drafted, including this preseason. He's already had almost 75 carries this year in 3 games. He's never had more than 113 in a single season ever. I know he's been a disappointment so I hate to see McFadden struggle, but IMO the coaching staff KNOWS they've got to tone down McFadden's carries. (more than 25 per game??)
To me, all that means Bush is going to get carries, and will probably be a starter at least at some point.
IMO, if you want upside a couple weeks from now, Bush is unquestionably the one with more of it.
Hey guys, thanks a lot for the the encouragement on Portis, I decided to put in a waiver claim on Bush with dropping Kuhn. I picked the Packer FB to play this week and have decided to start Ahmad Bradshaw although the Bears have a stout run-D. I'm hoping the .5 PPR in my league provide Bradshaw with the upside.
Cuff, it was great to hear the Bush love, it supported my thoughts on him being valuable down the road.
I believe Kuhn's value is questionable due to the question mark that is Packers RB position.
Bradshaw is great against a good run D because he can also get yards off swings and passes to the flat (a la Chicago's own Forte). I wouldn't hesitate to start Bradshaw vs. the Bears. Kuhn is definitely a better drop than Portis. If any Packer RB becomes really fantasy viable, IMO, it won't be either Kuhn or Jackson. It will be Starks or someone they bring in from another team.