Indibuck wrote:In my mind, there are 4 elite PPR RBs, and they went 1-4 in our draft.
I understand the concerns about Foster... But he's a TD machine and about as consistent a RB you will find outside of AP. I have him ranked 4th currently, and barring injury, he's not going to fall out of the top half of the first round in redrafts.
Not crazy about McCoy at 6... New coaches and the emergence of a talented backup means he is a little dicier proposition in 2013 IMHO. That being said, all the RBs behind the top 4 have either questions or PPR warts.
I'm not sure McCoy will be splitting too much time with Brown. The last coaching staff didn't appear too high in him. Despite rushing for 340+ in his first two games, he still fumbled way too much and while he showed some burst in the next 3 games before McCoy came back, he was quite pedestrian overall. Most telling for me was that when McCoy came back, there was no timeshare. It was all McCoy, all the time. If I thought the kid was gonna be a part of my team's future, I'm running him out there and resting a healthy McCoy or at least splitting time with him. Bryce Brown needs carries. He needs game action. And the coaching staff stopped giving it to him. Weird, I thought. So my conclusion was that McCoy will feature - even with a new coaching staff, talent is talent and BB apparently has significantly less.
With all that said, I don't trust the Eagles offense next year. That's why I passed on McCoy.
As for other RBs with warts...what about Marshawn? I considered him at 5 because I don't see the warts. Then, I looked at how Calvin Johnson scored 340 pts this year and Skittles had 260. So Johnson was the no brainer. But still I like Lynch as a #1 and I think the only warts may be that his offense needs a #1 WR in order to take another man out of the box and get him some more room to run.