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Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby T Long » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:55 am

I have to choose between the two, LeGerratte Blount and DeAngelo Williams, for my final keeper spot. Which one is it?
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby dblj9911 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:58 am

Well I'm torn on this one. DWill has posted some quality seasons and if he and his o-line are healthy he can be a top rb. His major downfall is he is often injured and he shares the backfield with JStew and Goodson. With Blount he had a good year last year, has a very good o-line in front of him and has no real competition in the backfield. My only thing that concerns me with Blount is can he do it again? I guess I'd have to take Blount because he is the main / only real rb that they have in TB. Good luck.

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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby VIKINGFAN » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:00 am

I would still go with DeAngelo here.....remember even in a "time share" with Stewart 2 years ago, they lit the league on fire.

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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby T Long » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:42 pm

Does the fact that Blount could possibly be a keeper for more years that DeAngelo, because of age, come into play at all here?
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby ibweis » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:53 pm

I think this depends on your keeper format. How many players can you keep? Do you have to give up the picking round for the keeper? Is it a PPR?

DWill has more value in a PPR league, is injury prone, wont guarantee goal-line looks and splits carries. Even with Stewart, under Fox they did put up great totals 2 years ago. But...that was 2 years ago and with a different head coach and on a team that is likely to suck and have to throw the ball early and often. Risk is injury and its likely we've already seen his peak upside.

Blount wont [or I should say didnt] catch many passes, but is sure to get goal-line looks. He's young which benefits for longer keeper status and he's on a youthful team coming off an up season. If you have to give up the picking round for the keeper, obviously Blount is a better option since you either took a flyer or grabbed him as a FA. He is slightly more risky from a performance standpoint, but we dont know his peak. And remember, what he did last year was in limited action since he didnt start til what week 7?

Verdict...Blount.
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby Indibuck » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:58 pm

Give me the player with the higher upside... that's DWill IMHO.
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby Venom » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:04 pm

I've never been all that high on D-Will.

He had one fantastic season, one decent season and a bunch of "meh" in between.

I'm in the minority but I'd keep Blount.
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby LSUby50 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:16 am

I think Blount has the higher upside. With FFB RBs, its more about opportunity/situation than talent. Deangelo is a better talent but has more baggage.
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby T Long » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:13 pm

thanks everyone, any more thoughts?
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Re: Better Keeper: Blount or DeAngelo

Postby Shark1225 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:43 pm

Blount here.

Blount plays for TB and Williams plays for CAR. Do you need to know any more than that?

Not to mention you can keep Blount a lot longer than Williams
QB: BREES, Cutler
RB: TURNER, MCGAHEE, R. JENNINGS, Leshoure, D. Williams, Hillman, Hunter, Dwyer
WR: CRUZ, GARCON, Amendola, Edwards, D. Baldwin
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