bagobonez wrote:Kevan Barlow - Don't believe the hype. If bad offenses meant a running back couldn't excel, then Jamal Lewis wouldn't have led the league in rushing, and Ladainian Tomlinson, Stephen Davis and Travis Henry would have sucked. If you have talent, it's going to show up on the stat sheet.
Barlow doesn't have the line Lewis does. Davis did have a good offense. Barlow isn't the RB Tomlinson is and Henry was inconsistent.
Travis Henry - The downside to drafting Henry is that you MUST draft McGahee as insurance, and it's tough to tell when you should take McGahee before other owners in your league decide to screw you over. It's a gamble.
No you musn't (is that a word??). Why draft an unproven handcuff? Why not just draft a good 3RB with upside who can fill in if your starter goes down. We have no idea what McGahee will do once he gets on a field.
Stephen Davis - In the same boat as Travis Henry, plus Davis is on the wrong side of 30 and hasn't shown he's been the most durable guy. But if you can get Deshaun Foster too, whoever is the starter in Carolina's going to put up good numbers in that run-first offense.
Now Foster is actually a viable handcuff since he's actually played.
Domanick Davis - Has great potential, but needs to prove he wasn't a one year wonder. Is so small, it's tough to see him toting the rock 300 times in the season, and now that backup Tony Hollings is fully healthy, it's easy to see Davis getting spelled quite often.
Domanick Davis: 5-9, 216
Barry Sanders: 5-8, 203
Emmitt Smith: 5-10, 209
Marshall Faulk: 5-10, 211
Priest Holmes: 5-9, 213
LaDainian Tomlinson: 5-10, 221
Tiki Barber: 5-10, 200
He compares favorably to all of them size wise. Tony Hollings played his college ball in the ACC. If half your games are against Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland etc, piling on rushing yards means nothing.
Rudi Johnson - I like Rudi alot. Unfortunately I don't like his schedule. Rudi faces the toughest defensive schedule in the league this year, by a land slide. I think only once in the first 9 weeks of the season does he play a weak defense (cleveland).
I don't think his schedule is as tough as most people are saying. In fact, the average team sucks at tackling and defense in general, so just about everyone has an equal schedule if you ask me.
week 1: Jets (bad D)
week 2: Miami at home (Miami D sucks on the road)
week 3: Baltimore (good D)
week 4: Pittsburgh (bad D... good in "name" only)
week 6: Cleveland (bad D)
week 7: Denver (bad D... good in "name" only)
week 8: Tennessee (great D. 1st or 2nd best, but they lost some good players)
week 9: Dallas (average D... undersized line and backers)