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Postby Vandelay-Ind » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:22 am

I have Shaun Alexander in my keeper league and in my opinion I'm not sure I would trade him for anybody. We all know you can not go by last years stats when ranking. LT may have a tough year on that horrible team, Priest might be hitting the age where he isn't god anymore (see Marshall Faulk), and Portis is on a new team w/out Denvers O-line (and Skins best OLineman is out for the year).

Taking that into consideration I think Alexander, Green, and Deuce are 1,2,3 as far as RBs this year. All 3 are young backs on good (if not great) offenses. All 3 are proven with their teams. All 3 catch a good amount of passes. All 3 find the endzone quite a bit. To top it off, Alexander is in a contract year, I like that.
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Postby Hugh M. Griz » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:28 am

Seems like I should make my first post here in response to someone who shares my delusions.

Actually, I'd still bow to the Priest first.
But then I like Alexander, Green and Deuce before getting into LT2 and Portis.

Still waiting for my league's draft order; last year I got Shaun 7th overall and could probably do it again (especially if the Viking fan who took Moss No. 1 overall is in front of me again :-D).
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:28 am

Couldn't you have said the same thing about LT the past two years? And what did he do?

Passing on LT is a giant mistake.

I also think passing on Priest is a big mistake (did you see what he did the last 2 years?)

However, Portis is a giant question mark this year. I'd take him 5th overall, but still before Deuce.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:31 am

Priest is too good in a redraft league to pass up. His hip hurt last year and he had his best year ever. Even if he plays at 80% production, thats still 21 touchdowns. Priest will be the best fantasy back this year, followed by LT, Green, Deuce, then Portis, then Alexander. Thats my opinion.
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Re: RB shakeup

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:35 am

Vandelay-Ind wrote:I have Shaun Alexander in my keeper league and in my opinion I'm not sure I would trade him for anybody. We all know you can not go by last years stats when ranking. LT may have a tough year on that horrible team, Priest might be hitting the age where he isn't god anymore (see Marshall Faulk), and Portis is on a new team w/out Denvers O-line (and Skins best OLineman is out for the year).

Taking that into consideration I think Alexander, Green, and Deuce are 1,2,3 as far as RBs this year. All 3 are young backs on good (if not great) offenses. All 3 are proven with their teams. All 3 catch a good amount of passes. All 3 find the endzone quite a bit. To top it off, Alexander is in a contract year, I like that.


While I may not agree 100%, I think you have a very valid argument. SA is a stud in a great situation - no doubt no doubt.

I couldnt pass on Holmes, but a case can be made to have SA go #2.
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Postby Vandelay-Ind » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:26 pm

As far as Priest goes, I'm sure everyone thought Marshall Faulk would hang on to the #1 spot longer than he did. RBs can change in a hurry.
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Postby bungle613 » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:36 pm

The LT2 argument doesn't hold up. He has always been on a horrible team and always produced. I think, "think" Priest should stilll lead the league this year.

Your reasoning is good but the main reason I have Alexander ranked at #5 (ahead of Portis) is that he is a boom and bust player. Last year was better than the year before but he still had 9 games of under 100 yards, 4 of those under 60 yards.

It is simply not a good idea too have a #1 rb that gets 58/0 (58 yards, 0 td's) 77/0, 72/0, 56/1, 48/1. He does it on a regular basis.
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Postby Vandelay-Ind » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:55 pm

Good point on LT, his team has sucked for a while, but they are beyond horrendous now. But I'll buy the argument.

My point is I think Alexander is going to bust out this year. Thinking about it, I think Deuce is going to have a huge year also. And I think Priest and Portis are going to have down years by their standards.

Is this fair:
1. LT
2. Alexander
3. Deuce
4. Ahman
5. Priest
6. Portis
????????????
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Postby bungle613 » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:58 pm

NO love for Ahman? The guy has just been better and better every year.

Priest
LT2
Ahman
Deuce
Alex
Portis
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:45 pm

I agree I don't think Priest and LT2 will be up to par this year. But I disagree with who you think will be #1.

1. Ahman
2. Priest
3. SA
4. LT2
5. Portis
6. Duece
So they weren't the best...and may have ended the worst. SO WHAT!
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