Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:OK, you sunk to saying Alexander has a better backup as a point as to why you should draft him.
What's wrong with that? I find those situations beneficial. Look at Marshall Faulk, if he goes down and you've got Steven Jackson, you've still got a good running back, but you can get away with drafting them MUCH lower.
In Week 16 last year when Portis was on the sideline, Quentin Griffin stepped in and posted 136 rushing yards, 24 receiving yards and a TD. If you were smart enough to draft Portis AND Griffin, you didn't miss a beat that week. (More proof that ANY running back can excel in Denver).
Alot of people think Maurice Morris might be the best backup RB in the league (Now that Hearst is out of SF) and if Alexander goes down I doubt Morris' stats would be much worse if at all worse. Yet I can get away with drafting Morris in the last round of the draft, instead of taking a backup RB from a different team much earlier.
If Portis goes down, the Redskins' running game is pretty much S.O.L.
let me just say this, if I was faced with drafting Alexander or Portis, I would probably draft neither. There is probably a low-risk, high rewarding WR left at the spot where the choice of Alexander/Portis comes in. I would go with the low-risk, high-rewarding WR if you want to build a fantasy team that has consistency.
broncomike wrote:let me just say this, if I was faced with drafting Alexander or Portis, I would probably draft neither. There is probably a low-risk, high rewarding WR left at the spot where the choice of Alexander/Portis comes in. I would go with the low-risk, high-rewarding WR if you want to build a fantasy team that has consistency.
What WR would you take at the 4th pick? That's at least 5 picks too high for Moss and he's the only WR worthy of 1st round consideration.
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Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:In 2002, the Seahawks were going to give Maurice Morris some starts due to Alexander's ineffectiveness, I don't see them shelling out a lot of money to Alexander, when they can use Mo Morris or Kerry Carter and get the job done almost as well, if not as well, as they got it done with Alexander.
Which is another reason to draft Shaun. You can draft Maurice Morris in the last round and still have top notch numbers if Shaun was to get injured.
What if Portis gets injured? You're looking at Ladell Betts. Whoopee!
Umm, correct me if Im wrong, but couldnt someone draft Portis and Maurice Morris?
Now, to everyone who says that Alexander's 2002 season was basically a bust if it had not been for his 5 TD game against the Vikings, let's look at Portis' stats if you take away Week 14 of last year. 1651 total yards and 9 TD's. NINE TOUCHDOWNS! Tell me 1,600 total yards and 9 TD's is worth the #4 overall pick.
Hardly elite. Hell, even Stephen Davis nearly matched that total last year and he also missed some games.
you have to keep in mind alos, everybody plays in a league where the scoring is usually different. WR score on an even basis with RB's in my league. Consistency is actually found better in guys like Harrison and Moss just as much as Holmes and Tomlinson. I only rank Vick so high because I feel he will be a stud this year and take the Falcons to the super bowl. so, point is, I feel any player could make an alternative pick at 4 other than Alexander and Portis that will produce just as many points week in and week out fantasy-wise.
QB's score the most in my league. I agree with you in the sense that QB's shouldn't be in the first round, but the fact is, in my league they score points. Of the 10 picks in the first round last year (of my league), 5 QB, 1WR, 4 RB was the break-down. In order, it went:
not even the Priest went in the first round! Although, that came from many believing that Holmes career might be in jepordary from the previous year when he went down with a hip injury. QB's were still a strong draw for many. I don't expect it to be any different this year, it's just that Manning and Vick are the only two QB's in my mind who are worthy of a first round pick if I was forced to take a QB in the first round (I always draft RB).