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Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby lilkb » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:11 pm

As of now I have:

Graham v CHI
Murray v STL

I lost Felix last week and thought Murray was my best option, but now Jackie Battle has been declared feature back in KC and he's a free agent in my league. Should I drop either of these guys to scoop him up? I have Bradshaw on a bye but I'm going to need a solid RB2 after this week. I know Graham and Murray will both be short term options..
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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby Drift Monkey » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:13 pm

lilkb wrote:As of now I have:

Graham v CHI
Murray v STL

I lost Felix last week and thought Murray was my best option, but now Jackie Battle has been declared feature back in KC and he's a free agent in my league. Should I drop either of these guys to scoop him up? I have Bradshaw on a bye but I'm going to need a solid RB2 after this week. I know Graham and Murray will both be short term options..

I like Battle over Murray personally...more upside moving forward.
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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby SEAfense71 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:27 pm

The consensus I've been getting is Battle over Murray.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby SumG » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:17 pm

Assuming it's Earnest Graham (and not Jimmy Graham), I'd take Battle over Graham. I'd rather have the backup to my own RB than the backup to someone else's.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby wheels » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:20 pm

I'd make the move, but would drop Murray. He's an unproven rookie and Choice is still in that mix. Even when Blount returns, Graham still a key part to that TB offense.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby SEAfense71 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:27 pm

wheels wrote:I'd make the move, but would drop Murray. He's an unproven rookie and Choice is still in that mix. Even when Blount returns, Graham still a key part to that TB offense.

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Disagree. He got the bulk of the carries after Jones went out. Choice subsequently lost a fumble and didn't perform as well or get as many carries. The Cowboys know what they have in Choice. He's had years to do something and hasn't. Murray is a third round draft pick who because he is unproven will get more carries. All rookies are unproven by NFL standards, so that's not a real valid argument. He's the future in that backfield, Choice is not.

Earnest Graham didn't do anything until Blount went out. Here's his stat-line before Blount's injury:

Week 1: 6 ATT, 13 YDS. 8 REC, 58 YDS.
Week 2: 3 ATT, 18 YDS. 5 REC, 21 YDS.
Week 3: 2 ATT, -1 YDS. 7 REC, 37 YDS.
Week 4: 2 ATT, 24 YDS. 3 REC, 27 YDS.
Week 5: 5 ATT, 30 YDS.

He's a good play now, but to say he'll still be a key part of the offense (in terms of Fantasy) when Blount returns is an overstatement in my opinion.
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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby ABA316 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:40 pm

Graham for Battle..Murray may be in a committee but he looks to have the better end of it, plus that will be the case longer IMO than Graham will be relevant.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby d1cedealr » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:02 pm

I vote Murray for Battle. Murray is going to split carries with Choice while Felix is out. After jones comes back he is going to be irrelevant. The fact that the Cowboys are a pass happy team makes it even easier.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby lilkb » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:15 pm

Went ahead and dropped Murray for Battle. The Cowboys run game as a whole is just not a good fantasy situation even though this week's matchup is a good one. (84.8 yds/game and ONE touchdown all year for the whole team rushing.)

I'm dropping Graham as soon as Blount's back anyway, but I'm sure he'll see around 20 touches this week and he looked really good to me as a starting back against NO. He's always involved in the passing game as well.

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Re: Should I pick up Battle? Who to drop? WHIR

Postby SEAfense71 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:27 pm

lilkb wrote:Went ahead and dropped Murray for Battle. The Cowboys run game as a whole is just not a good fantasy situation even though this week's matchup is a good one. (84.8 yds/game and ONE touchdown all year for the whole team rushing.)

I'm dropping Graham as soon as Blount's back anyway, but I'm sure he'll see around 20 touches this week and he looked really good to me as a starting back against NO. He's always involved in the passing game as well.

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Graham's a good play as long as Blount is out. I just disagreed with the guy who said he'd be a "key" part of the offense even when Blount returns.
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