M_Zimm wrote:I agree, the best RB that you could have at 1.12 would be Taylor or Faulk and I would be surprised if they were there, in my mind the top 9 picks would consist of: (in no particular order)
J-Lew (assuming he gets out of trouble)
So the RB pool looks something like this:
I think you could still land a good pair of RBs to play all season with that available selection. Its better than waiting until the end of the 3rd round and having to play Shipp or A. Thomas all year. Also, there's always the chance Moss, Harrison, Culpepper, or Manning goes in the first round, which only makes that RB pool more talented when it gets to you.
M_Zimm wrote:To me it isn't worth taking a risk on a back like Barlow or Rudi when you can have a proven, top 3 guy at his position that will put up points every week. So you could still take Vick at 1.12 and then follow up with whoever is left in Taylor or Faulk.
Vick is a proven top 3? When did this happen? The only way his fantasy stats vault him to the top three is using standard scoring (10 yds rushing, 25 passing, etc) and lowering passing TDs to 4 points, which is designed to award QBs for running more. Under that scoring he was the #2 QB 2 years ago. However McNabb's stats show he was averaging almost 4 more points per game, just only played 10. Vick's point per game average last year didnt even come close to top 3.
As for risk, Vick has yet to complete an entire season of football. His running styles may impressive to watch, but it may have something to do with his injury risk. Vick is an injury risk, inconsistent, has virtually no weapons to rely on, and has had one good season, which as yet to be proven not to be a fluke.