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Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby BoltSpeedman » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:30 pm

.5 PPR league so i expect sproles to get 2-3 more points because of it which makes the desicion very very hard.

I need a lot of different opinions/responses


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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby VeganPhilosopher » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Thanks for your feedback, not sure how much help I'll be here, as this a tough one. It is a close call IMO.

Sproles is usually money in PPR leagues, so he might be the safer bet, especially at home against a suspect 'skins defense.

My gut says to go with Martin though, as he is facing a Panthers defense that struggled against the run badly last season. This might be the riskier play inasmuch as Martin is more of an unknown commodity at this point, but I like him. If it helps, so does Fabiano (who has him listed as his start of the week at RB). I would provide a link to the article, but this website won't let me do that.

Go with your gut, I think you will be okay either way on this one.
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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby BearsFan65 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:28 am

Sproles the safer play this week - Saints are at home, they'll want to put on a show, and Sproles will always be very involved in the passing game. Martin has a lot of upside this season, but unless you think you need to hit a home run to win your matchup, I'd bench him this week and see how he handles his first NFL start.

Curious - who is your RB1, and do you have a flex spot? Because you've potentially got a serious trade asset in either Martin or Sproles in a PPR league. If you can't start all three RB's, you might look at a trade after a couple weeks, so I'd be hoping Martin lives up to the hype. Good luck!
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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby sundydrver » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:01 am

BearsFan65 wrote:Sproles the safer play this week - Saints are at home, they'll want to put on a show, and Sproles will always be very involved in the passing game. Martin has a lot of upside this season, but unless you think you need to hit a home run to win your matchup, I'd bench him this week and see how he handles his first NFL start.


This. Couldn't say it better myself.
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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby Honeybadgers » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 am

I'm in a similar situation (but full pt PPR) I have Sproles starting over Martin. I just think Sproles upside is much larger than a rookie RB and even though he's been given the 1st job I think LaGarrett will also get his touches but those will wane as the season goes on.

But continue to monitor Sproles, he had a minor knee injury earlier this week but I think he'll start

Good luck and thanks for the help with mine
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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby thebigsmooth » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:22 am

VeganPhilosopher wrote:Thanks for your feedback, not sure how much help I'll be here, as this a tough one. It is a close call IMO.

Sproles is usually money in PPR leagues, so he might be the safer bet, especially at home against a suspect 'skins defense.

My gut says to go with Martin though, as he is facing a Panthers defense that struggled against the run badly last season. This might be the riskier play inasmuch as Martin is more of an unknown commodity at this point, but I like him. If it helps, so does Fabiano (who has him listed as his start of the week at RB). I would provide a link to the article, but this website won't let me do that.

Go with your gut, I think you will be okay either way on this one.


Well said. I gotta agree. It is a tough choice but I would lean towards Martin vs Panthers D

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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby justinofdoom » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:04 am

In a PPR league you gotta go with Sproles!

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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby BoltSpeedman » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Thanks guys and yea my other 2 RB's are steven jackson and jamaal charles and i cant bench them. I had a great draft so if martin becomes the real deal ill probably trade him and/or sproles for a big RB
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Re: Sproles or Doug Martin

Postby oscar15 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:37 pm

This thread makes me feel much better about starting Martin this week.

that said

I don't start him over Sproles.

Didn't the last "tweet"/"Blog" out of TB say something about staying with the hot hand?
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