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Postby Wolfpac11680 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm in a 10-man, standard scoring, PPR league, with 2 keepers. (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, Def) - Keeping Julio and Megatron

From the look of things I'll have either Forte or Steven Jackson as my RB1 - who do you think is the better pick?

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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby jay0582 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:30 pm

I have them ranked right next to eachother with a slight nod to Forte. Differences in value are probably miniscule and it will not be a mistake to take either one.
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby srlarson » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:19 pm

have always been a S Jackson fan.....but I think Forte gets the slight edge.....but close...real close!!
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby tantrix1969 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:29 pm

always liked SJax too(still have bitter memories of Dallas passing on him) and would probably give a him slight edge, think they will have similar lines but give SJ the edge in tds
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby Mr.Joshua » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:23 am

Yes, they are very closely ranked, but as said, SJax gets the edge for me for his goal line work ;-D
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby Wolfpac11680 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:15 pm

That's where I'm leaning right now but everyone seems to have them ranked side by side. My only question is that "what if" SJax doesn't get the TDs since these can be a dangerous thing to lean on. With Forte the TDs are a nice to have, so you know you can rely on his catches and yards with an occasional TD thrown in.

Is SJax value tied too much to his TD expectations?
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby Mr.Joshua » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:06 pm

Wolfpac11680 wrote:Is SJax value tied too much to his TD expectations?


I don't think so, his yards and rec's will still keep his value right around Forte's. I don't think under 6-7 td's will happen though, just look at Turners numbers the past 4 years.
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby wtr23 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:28 pm

I'm giving the edge to SJax as well. Atlanta knows how to find the endzone, and a lot of times they get it done in short yardage whether its a toss to Gonzalez or a handoff to a back. SJax is a physical runner, and with him signing in Atlanta I'd like to think they rely more on his efforts in the short yardage situations than they do Gonzalez.

Take a look at Turner's TD numbers while playing in Atlanta. He'll get his opportunities

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2008 - 17 in 16 games
2009 - 10 in 11 games
2010 - 12 in 16 games
2011 - 11 in 16 games
2012 - 11 in 16 games (10 rush, 1 rec)

As a comparison, SJax has only scored double digit TDs in two seasons (10 in 2005, 16 in 2006). Forte is no slouch either, but he gets banged up and misses a couple games each season. I'd rather take SJax in the high powered Atlanta offense over Forte in the Brandon Marshall offense. At the end of the day, these two rank right alongside each other and I wouldn't complain about having either one, but I like Sjax just a bit more.
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby rotochatter » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:54 pm

I actually think Forte is still the safer choice. Yes, SJax is in a better system now but they have too many other weapons in Atlanta. Forte will catch maybe 40-50 more balls than SJax so that will have to be made up over the season. Injury risk thrown in and I go Forte.
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Re: Forte vs Steven Jackson

Postby Jason497 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:12 pm

I think Forte will catch more balls, Jackson will score more TDs. I think Forte is more brittle, and Jackson has potential to catch more balls than we think, so I give the slight edge to him.
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