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Postby Free Bagel » Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:11 pm

KingGhidra wrote:
cooleyhigh wrote:I would be more than happy to have Faulk as my #2. I expect around 1,200 combined and 12 TD's from him. Injuries are a concern but two of the backs you mentioned also were plagued with injuries last year. Dillon was healthy for all of about 5 games last year and as for DD

In his rookie year alone, Domanick suffered from a broken right hand, strained groin, bruised chest, sprained left ankle, and bruised right quad. That list of injuries cost him "only" two regular season games and a month of preseason work, but the quantity of maladies in one campaign is a concern.

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Most sources have Faulk as a borderline #1 and I tend to agree especially if handcuffed to Jackson.

And he played most of those games. That's what seperates RBs like him, McAllister and Henry from guys like Davis & Faulk. They will still be in the game despite any injuries. I think injury reports are a bit overhyped too. Unless you constantly have injuries that keep you out of games, there isn't much to them. Every player gets banged up through the course of the season and I don't put too much stock in injury reports, just games started.

Faulk has played through his fair share of injuries as well. Once you get down to knee surgery there isn't anyone who's gonna play through it...

Obviously no one wants Faulk as their "feature" back, but when you pick around 11 or 12 you can't really get a "feature" back.

Personally, if I had picks 11 or 12 Faulk would be a more than suitable #1. He would be an amazing option as a #2 RB. He averaged a TD per game last year.
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Postby 9er Fan » Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:35 pm

Faulk falls into that category of players that I know I will not draft next year simply because someone will take him before me (Vick would be another example). Sure, I'd take him as my 3rd RB, but that will never happen.
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Postby CC » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:13 pm

I like Faulk, I've gotten him in 2 consecutive mocks in the mid-to-late 2nd. I think he should be good, but I probably wouldn't grab him unless I had another good RB.
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Postby ViliTheWarrior » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:14 pm

I'm not so sure I would handcuff Faulk with Jackson. If Faulk gets hurt , I see the situation going similar to the M. Bennet/Moe Williams/Onterrrio Smith situation last year, with the rookie (Smith/Jackson) playing sparingly while the usual backup (M. Williams/Lamar Goradon or Arlin Harris) gets the majority of the fill-in reps.

Is there anything that I'm missing, like maybe a statement that Jackson is the defininte backup, or has Harris and/or Gordon been (or going to be) released?

This issue of who to handcuff with Faulk is the exact reason I am avoiding Faulk in the draft. It seems inevitable that Faulk will miss games again this year, so who to stick in for him?

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Postby TheHeat24 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:20 pm

Faulk is Ok for a number two in a redraft and good at number 2 in a keeper league if you have jackson handcuffed... but I personally would take T Henry and K Barlow over him because of the age factor and especially in a keepr league.

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