Slim Pickings wrote:
Jason497 wrote:Best still hasn't been cleared for contact. I want nothing to do with him this year. I like a Kevin Smith RB5/6 stash this year, he'll be seeing serious touches by midseason.
What about LeShoure, he's going to get way more touches that Smith.
LeShoure is coming off an achilles, I don't think he'll be right for awhile yet, even his coach says he's not back to pre-injury form. He's also suspended the 1st two weeks and I wouldn't be shocked if there's another incident while he's away from the team that long. I think he's gone from "sleeper" status to "everyone's sneaky RB3-4" which is too rich for my blood. I think when Best is out again (and he will be) Smith will be the one handling all passing downs (and catching all those passes Best would be). He was a beast last year when he actually saw the field.
I project Mark Ingram 2011 type numbers from Leshoure to be honest. Even if I'm completely wrong here, Smith as a RB5/6 Flier isn't a huge gamble, so I like it.