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Postby broseph jacobs » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:07 pm

I've read experts that project Ballard having a bigger day vs. BUF than Decker vs. KC, and vice versa. Who would you start in your flex, and why?

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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby zjk924 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:13 pm

That's tough. The thing about Ballard is that Buffalo is a VERY weak run defense. The thing about Decker is that Peyton Manning is an amazing quarterback who will get him the ball. Now, both of them also have a timeshare thing, going on. Ballard with Donald Brown, and Decker with Demaryius Thomas. That being said, Demaryius Thomas is the clear #1 in Denver, whereas Ballard gets more touches than Brown. So I'd go with Vick Ballard.

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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby shippityship » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Very, very close. Leaning ballard as well though, when in doubt always side with the rb when there's no clear cut winner. He's guaranteed his touches, could get in on the goal line etc, whereas who knows with decker. Decker's ceiling is probably higher if you're in a gambling situation this week but ballard's definitely the more solid option I would be rolling with more times than not here.
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby bearsfan012512 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:10 pm

Decker, He gets TD like it's nobody's business.
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby tantrix1969 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:18 pm

usually of the rb>wr mindset but not here,I'd go with Decker
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby marioman123 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:34 pm

Decker for sure, like the matchup vs KC, better than Ballards
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby broseph jacobs » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:13 am

Thanks everyone. I was probably over-thinking it. Decker has a nose for the end-zone and runs routes perfectly. The obsessive, perfectionistic workhorse that he is, Peyton appreciates a guy who runs routes well and has a nose for the end-zone like Decker does. That's why he has 8 TD's in 10 games.

I kind of wanted to start Ballard because I was happy to pick him up this week. It aint gonna happen. I still want to make sure he's the #1 guy in IND going forward.

On another note, which TE would you start:
Jason Witten vs. DAL
Vernon Davis vs. NO

Dallas has surrendered more than almost every team to TE's this year
Vernon Davis is one of the best athletes in the NFL, and keep in mind Kapernick has been named the starter.

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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby zjk924 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:13 am

You gotta go with Davis, just because you KNOW Kaepernick is gonna throw it to him a lot.


Thanks for your help on mine earlier.
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby GoBucks0711 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:54 am

I would say Decker. Much better chance for a touchdown IMO
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Re: flex: Decker or Ballard

Postby howdy1901 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:15 am

Davis for all the reasons you gave me plus I can't trust Romo in a big game.
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