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Postby mnheadliner » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:35 am

The Freakshow Freaks wrote:Brown
Bennett
Griffin

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Brown will be THE WORKHORSE in Tennessee.
He will definately get the bulk of the carries, this
usually translates into FF points, especially on a
solid team like Tenn.

Bennett, O. Smith, and Moe will be sharing in Minn,
and Hearst will definately get a lot of touches in Denver.

Go with Chris Brown.


I agree with you in that Brown seems to be the man in Tenn.

However, Tice has gone on record saying that Bennett is his main back. He or the team has never indicated O. Smith is any bit of a challenge to Bennett's unquestioned starter status. Now, is it going to be like a Hearst/Barlow situation last year? No. I see Smith spelling Bennett when he is tired. Period. Of course Moe will vulture some scoring attempts. I have Bennett for 7 TDs, 1000 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving and that places him as my 18th RB on my checklist.

How do you say Hearst will get a lot of touches in Denver? No way. Q-Tip (I like that name!) has shown that he just may be the man, even though it's only preseason, he has excelled. I still want to see more from Q-Tip this preseason before I am confident that he'll be the main RB, maybe one more solid preseason performance cements it, but I really don't view Hearst as a threat. He'll get some work, don't get me wrong. Maybe the same amount of work Moe Williams will get in Minn. Nothing more in my opinion. With one more solid performance from Q-Tip I project these stats for him behind the Denver OL: 8 TDs, 1050 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards....this puts him as the 19th RB on my checklist.

As you can see, with these two teams I am not affraid of the RBBC rubish that is getting spread around. Tice was forced into RBBC last season with Bennett's injury. He is no longer forced into it. Shannahan likes to keep giving the ball to the RB that has most recently won the starting job and the only way that changes is if the RB gets injured and is out of commission or if the RB just blows for a few games.
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Postby The Great Gambini » Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:22 pm

citti34 wrote:That's funny, I have all three of those backs, which can be scary. I picked 11th, so my backs are kinda weak, Benett, Barber, Griff, and Brown.


Did you take Bennett 11th overall?
Ouch, your backs are pretty weak.
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Postby Flux » Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:33 pm

34=Sweetness wrote:Wheres he going? He went with the 4.5 pick in the 1st and Short Keeper League, where we all know our stuff. That was a round and some picks after Bennett. I doubt you can get either as your 3rd RB unless you go like RB WR RB RB.


I guarantee b/c of the hype Griffin will be going as a #2 RB in some leagues, especially in a 12 team league. That puts him in the 2nd or 3rd round along w/ Bennett. The potential for Griffin to put up similar #'s to Portis will be hard for many to pass on. Getting him as a #3 RB seems to be quite a steal


mnheadliner wrote:With one more solid performance from Q-Tip I project these stats for him behind the Denver OL: 8 TDs, 1050 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards....this puts him as the 19th RB on my checklist.


If Griffin plays enough to get over 1000 yds, he will get way more than 100 yds receiving. Thats only like 1 catch a game...W/ the lack of WRs and no stud TE, i can see Plummer dumping a lot of passes of to Q this year.


fantasyfiend wrote:Q. Griffin (it seems he's looking more and more like barry sanders by the hour..his value is skyrocketing faster then ron jeremy manhood on viagra..., but you have to wonder why shanahan drafted tatum bell so early..that compounded by the signing of garrison hearst...makes you wonder about his confidence in griffin.....unless griffin did something in the last 2 months to completely change shanahan's mind about him, then there has to be some cause for concern...tatum bell is his prototypical back(size/speed/running style) just makes things more shaded then the above 2 options... with that being said, griffin ranks 3rd on my list..


Something(s) did happen in the last 2 months, mini-camps and training camp. Griffin stole the show there, and held off all competition.

Bell was not in condition to handle the thin air in DEN, then held out, then broke his finger and still cant completely practice.

Hearst was still recovering from his knee surgery

Anderson looked good but was outshined by Q

Griffin took his opportunity and ran w/ it. And from whats been seen from him this preseason, he looks to be the right man for the job




If Griffin can maintain the starting role, he easily could break into the top 15 RBs, but there are still the size concerns, and Bell looking over his shoulder
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Postby MadScott » Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:40 pm

If you are looking performance wise, I'd probably say that I'd rank them:

Qtip--Should get nice yards and has TD potential in Denver. Running is still their #1 thing.

Bennett--Should also get nice yardage but will lack in TDs. They are a throw first team and Williams and Smith should get goalline work.

Brown--Just a wild card right now. I really like his potential and he's in a good system but I've got to think that they are going to put the ball in McNair's hands more so I think he may lack in TDs this year. Smith may snake a few carries as well.
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:46 pm

I am in a 12 player keeper league where we keep 5 players every year.

To illustrate how early Griffin is going, he went with the #2 pick. I went #3 and took Barlow. Griffin is flying off the board very quickly.
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Postby citti34 » Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:55 pm

I took Griff in the 7th.
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Postby Bears_Fan » Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:12 pm

Obviously Griffin has the most upside as he's playing in Denver but Chris Brown is the only sure to be starter that will have fulltime duties including goalline carries. Griffin could be much a better option as preseason clarifies situation though since Bell heldout and missed a lot of training camp.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:16 pm

Griffin is a mortal lock for the #1 job, Hearst and Bell are hurt, and Anderson is better as a FB. He may be small, but nobody can get a hold of him. Hes a very slippery and evasive back and has looked VERY good in his first 2 preseason games. Not the stat lines, but just the way he is running.
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:17 pm

SwiperNoSwiping wrote:I am in a 12 player keeper league where we keep 5 players every year.

To illustrate how early Griffin is going, he went with the #2 pick. I went #3 and took Barlow. Griffin is flying off the board very quickly.


12 team keeper league with 5 keepers and no one keeps Barlow? Wow I'd love to see his team.
So they weren't the best...and may have ended the worst. SO WHAT!
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Postby Kensat30 » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:35 pm

34=Sweetness wrote:Griffin is a mortal lock for the #1 job, Hearst and Bell are hurt, and Anderson is better as a FB. He may be small, but nobody can get a hold of him. Hes a very slippery and evasive back and has looked VERY good in his first 2 preseason games. Not the stat lines, but just the way he is running.



It didn't scare you at all that Hearst came in and put up identical numbers to Quentin Griffin in their 2nd preseason game? I've said all along that Hearst is way too versatile to sit on the bench behind a feature back.

With Mike Anderson taking action at the goalline (just like he did last year with Portis) I don't see how the #1 RB spot in Denver will be the same as in years past. There are too many RBs in Denver to produce a quality fantasy starting RB. And that's even before you throw in the Tatum Bell wildcard.

Any one that believes Griffin is a "mortal lock" for a featured RB position this season is in for a surprise. I think QG's a great athlete and has looked very good in preseason, but there is no way he will produce like a typical Denver back with the number of quality RBs lurking on the sideline.
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