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 DDIn 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.
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.