12 team league. We start 2 RB's and one flex. And I want to start a RB at the flex every week unless I have a 3rd WR that has a really good matchup.
Here's what I have right now as my starting RB's:
RB1 - Adrian Peterson vs Jags RB2 - Trent Richardson vs Eagles Flex - ?
AP is probably not going to get a full load of carries, so I am thinking of benching him week 1. But do I have enough depth at RB to bench him? Other than AP and Richardson, I have Isaac Redman (vs Broncos), and all three Washington RB's, Roy Helu, Alfred Morris, and Evan Royster (vs Saints). I was thinking of benching AP, and starting Richardson, Redman, and whichever Washington RB Shanahan names the starter... what do you think? Which 3 RB's should I start? Or should I not start a RB at flex at all and start Justin Blackmon vs the Vikings instead?
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QB - Drew Brees, Tony Romo RB - Adrian Peterson, Trent Richardson, Alfred Morris, Jacquizz Rodgers WR - Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones, Vincent Jackson, Anquan Boldin, Golden Tate TE - Heath Miller DEF - Rotating K - Justin Tucker
man thats a tough call.... I am an AP owner as well, but have Doug Martin to start alongside SJax in his place for the beginning of the season.
Id personally sit AP, hes likely not gonna get many touches right out of the gate and is still a little risky, so id take a wait and see approach with him and roll with Redman (if healthy) or whoever the redskins plan on starting. Id rather have someone healthy sure to get touches.
I would just take the WAS rb's out of the equation to save you the headache, unless WAS decides to name a starter in the near future. I would set it between AP and Redman. Wait to see news on Redman's workload. If you don't like the situation, monitor AP until the last minute to make your call. I think AP has the best bet at a touchdown because of confidence, early season momentum. So it's a tough call. In the end, trust your gut, gather all the info you can and good luck.
Ummm, why in the world did you want the headache owning all of Shanahan's backfield, haha. I think I'd go Richardson and Redman. I think the Viks are being foolish with AP starting him this early after destroying his knee even if he does start with only a few touches. I know he's a beast but he's not going to be anywhere near where he was and they just might cause him to re-injure himself.
You asked if you were deep enough at RB and I would say no, unless a true starter in Wash emerges...good luck. Run Blackmon as your flex.
Realistically, you might not be in a position to comfortably start 3 RBs until week 3 or week 4. I think AP and Richardson are pretty dicey bets. Even if they suit up, their touches will be limited. The WAS backfield is a horrible week to week decision. I lost that gamble multiple times last season. I just cut Alfred Morris to spare myself the agony this season.
Go with 2 RBs until both the AP and Richardson situations are sorted. Can you maybe grab Ronnie Brown, C. Benson, or Kevin Smith to fill in? Even the Redman vs Dwyer thing is impacting you. Bottomlime, like I said, I feel you should probably minimize the damage at RB until your studs show they can get healthy carries.
Playing AP for Fantasy points this week is foolish. I'm bettin he gets 5-8 carries and he's out (one way or another. It's like the Whitten thing ...they just have to think long term.
Wash RB situation IS resolved (IMO).... 3rd down starter is Helu, all others (for week 1 anyway) to A. Morris (with a few to RGIII).
With that in mind, I'd start, Richardson, Morris (if he stays lisyed as the starter), and Blackman or your Flex.. Good Luck
(by the way)... I noticed that several people suggested that you try to pick up a "Hillis" or a Benson" or a "K.Smith"... Don't they realize that even those players are long gone in almost anyones draft this year,,, it's that Bad for RB's.
Fasteddy wrote: (by the way)... I noticed that several people suggested that you try to pick up a "Hillis" or a Benson" or a "K.Smith"... Don't they realize that even those players are long gone in almost anyones draft this year,,, it's that Bad for RB's.
lol! I've been noticing similar posts today, too. you gotta figure most of those guys are gone already!
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