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Postby Pitfan2782 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:46 pm

If Foster sits who's the better play?
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby beastykato » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:55 pm

I'm interested in this too. I am seriously thinking about benching Rice vs Pitt and playing Hightower in his place. Bradshaw doesn't sit well with me either this week I'd love to play Tate vs the Colts if he is worth it. Risky but a gamble I'm willing to take.
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby prophecy135 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:15 am

I'm also curios as to what everyone thinks.

Just from what I've read, Ward is the starter and Tate would be the back up.. That being said Grant is the starter in GB and Starks ended up with more carries, yards, and had a strong 17 yard TD. Starks also got the goalline carries and was in the game in the end.

I know people say the preseason doesnt mean anything, but numbers dont lie. Tate did much better in the preseason games averaging 7.4 ypc and also had more catches averaging 9.0 ypr. I wouldnt be suprised if Ward does indeed start but Tate ends up with more yards, carries, catches, and is more likely to get a score. Tate was in line to start before getting injured last year and opening the door for Foster. How would it be that Tate takes advantage of an injured Foster and proves why he was drafted where he was and why he was slated to start last year.
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby redbeard86 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:04 am

It's definitely going to be interesting. I personally think Ward starts but i like Tate with more fantasy points. I think he is more explosive.
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby Osk » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:40 am

Flip a coin. Who knows. I'd go with Tate because he looked good in pre-season, but (dissapointingly) it sounds like Ward is starting. Houston will probably give up big games to both of them, so either way you should get decent production as long as Foster is out.
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby beastykato » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:43 am

From what I'm hearing on NFL Network they are all saying to go with Tate if Foster doesn't start.
QB: M. Stafford, T. Pryor
RB: J. Charles, Chris Johnson, D. Sproles, Ben Tate, Willis McGahee
WR:J. Nelson, A. Boldin, J. Gordon, P. Harvin, H. Douglas, T. Williams
TE: J. Witten, J. Cameron
K: G. Hartley
DEF: Chiefs
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Re: Tate vs Ward

Postby evanyfc » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:23 am

Definitely looks like a Grant/Starks situation. Ward is the starter but Tate is the preferred.
RBBCs are the worst, but if you were gonna gamble and go with the decision, at least go with the better back, which is clearly Ben Tate.
I mean... it doesn't make sense to gamble conservatively...
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