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Week 1 RB injuries; Who to start?!

Postby DuhToi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:24 pm

So DeMarco already ran well for me Wednesday, despite not hitting pay dirt, and I have Shady in the top spot. However, I've got some injuries affecting my decision-making for the third RB (FLEX) spot Sunday. Marshawn Lynch (4:25pm kickoff) is Questionable with his back so even if he does play, I don't know how many touches or how effective he will be. Conversely, Arian Foster is injured and is a gametime decision, like Lynch, and I have Ben Tate (1pm kickoff) which would be a nice start if Foster is out. Lastly, I have Doug Martin (4:25pm kickoff) who is healthy as can be but will be splitting carries with Blount. All of this hinges on the game time decisions for Foster and Lynch, and luckily I have backup plan with Martin.

Scenarios:

1) Foster and Lynch are deemed fit and are good to go.
-Choices are Lynch and Martin.

2) Foster is good but Lynch is out.
-Choice is Martin.

3) Foster is held out and Lynch is good.
-Choices are Tate and Lynch.

4) Both players are held out.
-Choices are Tate and Martin.

Sorry for the long explanation, but what are your feelings on the possible scenarios? WHIR.

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Re: Week 1 RB injuries; Who to start?!

Postby 11stever11 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:09 pm

I think you are going to have a good week either way you go. In scenario 1 I would go with Lynch. In scenario 3 I would go with Martin. In scenario 4 I would go Martin as well.
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Re: Week 1 RB injuries; Who to start?!

Postby DuhToi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:19 pm

So it looks like you aren't too high on Tate. I was thinking 1) Lynch, 2) Martin, 3) Tate, 4) Tate just because I'm not sure what Martin is gonna do. I know Tate is stater-worthy when Foster is gone and the fact that Lynch is still gonna be bothered by his back leaves me iffy with him. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Week 1 RB injuries; Who to start?!

Postby JC.89 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:21 pm

Go with Doug Martin in any scenario.

He's not injured, he's starting, he's talented, and he's going against a defense that allowed 19 rushing touchdowns last season. LeGarette Blount or no LeGarette Blount, Martin is a fairly safe bet for 10+ carries and 90% the passing down work.

They didn't draft him to not use him. First game of the season, at home, they will use him heavily.
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Re: Week 1 RB injuries; Who to start?!

Postby thekid » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:55 pm

I'd go w/ 4:25 time. Martin unless Lynch is looking VERY healthy
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