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Postby mig28 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:25 pm

As I consider the recent news that Michael Vick's ankle is still not 100%, I am reminded of the owners in my league who passed on P. Holmes in '03 due to the buzz about his hip. By week 3 of last season, it was evident that the hyperbole surrounding Priest's injury was, at least in part, a ruse.
My query is three fold; Did Priest fall in your league in '03 ? Is the Vick news a similar ploy ? Can you recall past instances where injury information about a player has affected their FF value, only to realize that the story may have been inflated ?
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Postby Pete123444 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:08 am

if i remember correctly, Holmes always insisted he was fine.not the case with vick
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:52 am

Holmes was drafted #5 in my league last year...I assume that's a small drop, but I myself know I didn't pick him early because of his injury. I had him ranked at #5 last year and I got the #3 choice with Portis - worked out pretty well, but the champ of the league had Holmes!

I'm sure Vick will have an early pickup, but I won't know how badly others in my league will value him until it happens. Faulk's injuries made me not want to take him last year because I pretty much wasted the #1 overall pick on him the year before. Once he came back on the field full time though he was pretty solid.
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Postby Football Newbie » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:17 am

i picked up holmes with the 8 overall last year. Yeah i know, i rock.
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Postby CinemaFreak » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:35 am

Priest slipped in my league a little, but not below #5. I had the choice of Portis and Priest. I went with Portis to avoid the risk. It paid off with a second place finish....but maybe it could have been first...hmmm.

As for Vick, I agree with Pete. Vick is complaining he is not well. I will not be sold on Vick till the pre season when I can see him move around and even then I can see him being a little tentative due to last year!
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Postby Free Bagel » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:39 am

Getting Priest at 8, or even 5, is about as close a preseason garuntee to winning the league as you can get.

Priest slipped to #2 in my money league last year. And yes, given his numbers over the past two seasons, even #2 is a slide for him.

Someone will undoubtedly nab Vick in either the late 1st or early 2nd round, and when they do, I'll smile as a potential stud RB like Henry, S. Davis, or D. Davis gets one pick closer to me...
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Postby maddog60 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:45 am

I really wanted to take the safe pick with LT when I got the #1 overall in my league last year, but Priest was just too good to pass up on even with the hip injury.

I think enough people are high on Vick that he'll go 2nd-3rd round in most drafts, which is about where the top QBs often get taken.
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Postby t-love » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:57 am

There are so many people that are in love with Vick that he won't drop too far, unless his legs fall off.
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Postby CC » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:07 pm

Vick should be good, but with his running style he is always an injury risk.
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Postby NittanyLions » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:40 pm

Vick still has time to rehab his leg and I think he will be fine next year. He should be a good running QB once again.
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