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?
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
Michael Turner in Atlanta(TDs) 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.
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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