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Postby JaysFan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:58 pm

I have 5th pick overall in my 12 team/2 qb re-draft league. The first 3 picks will be Rodgers, Brees and Brady. Assuming #4 goes with Foster (because if he goes Stafford I take Newton and vice versa) should I take Stafford or Newton and WHY? I'm really torn on this and literally change my mind on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis.
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Out of those two, I go Newton. Why? QB rushing yards and rush TDs. This is especially true in leagues where Pass TDs are worth less than are rush TDs.

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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby Jason497 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:13 pm

It depends on the scoring system I think. If it's 6 points for a touchdown I tend to lean toward Stafford, 4 pts I lead toward Cam. That would've been a 40 point swing a year ago.

Also I think Stafford has the best chance to repeat his 2011 performance. Best/Leshoure and probably Kevin Smith before long all on the shelf. A defense with 0 talent at the cornerback position, then they cut Berry to give them negative talent. Titus Young looking unstoppable in camp. Finally drafted a LT early in the draft. It all means Stafford is going to be near the top in pass attempts again this season. Also added Ryan Broyles in the 2nd round at WR for good measure. Only real drawback I see is Megatron is madden cursed...if you believe in that kind of thing.


Cam's rushing scores were so out of this world it's almost certain he'll face a regression to the mean. Teams will gameplan better against him there. Added another goalline vulture in Mike Tolbert to protect the QB. Gave Cam no new weapons in the passing game to help Steve Smith. Just paid Stewart a big contract, they will run run run. Defense should be a lot better. Also Cam's passing numbers faded badly the 2nd half of the season, after two 400 yard games and a 375 yard game to start the year, he came back down to earth and late in the year he couldn't hookup with Steve Smith the way he was earlier.

Still, Cam Newton was only a rookie so his upside is still majorly off the charts, especially with his ability to run. Still, you gotta think 14 scores and 706 rushing is his ceiling and Stafford still outscored him in 6 pt/TD leagues. You also face a bigger injury risk with a running QB.
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby srlarson » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:19 pm

Unless it is a 2 qb league, or heavily slanted towards passing......no way should 5 qb's go 1-5......gotta take the top back....otherwise let me in the league and give me the #6-8 pick!!
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby Flyn high again » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Running QBs get hurt (sooner or later).
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby JaysFan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:23 pm

He's not Michael Vick, he's built like a linebacker.
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby Jason497 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:24 pm

JaysFan wrote:He's not Michael Vick, he's built like a linebacker.


So was Daunte Culpepper. And Donovan Mcnabb.
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby JaysFan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:27 pm

Not so sure those guys ran like Cam
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby Flyn high again » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:32 pm

Running QBs get hurt. Sooner or later. It's a fact of NFL life. If Newton doesn't cut down his running attempts, he will, sooner or later, end up on the sidelines for some period of time. I already had this exact decision in an early draft league and took Stafford who, LOL, has his own injury history. Nothing is certain...except running QBs get hurt. :-)
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Re: Stafford or Newton??? WHIR

Postby JaysFan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:36 pm

Doesn't Foster also have an injury history?
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