I think Dillon may end up having the better year. I don't know if Barlow is strong enough to carry the Niners. Bottom line to me is you are okay playing either one. Barlow has the bigger potential, but Dillon is probably the safer bet.
"Sometime during the Pats game last week, I decided that Tomlinson was the best overall running back of my lifetime. There's nothing he can't do: deadly receiver, tough inside runner, explosive to the outside, you name it." - ESPN's Bill Simmons
If Dillon can prove himself good enough then the patriots should use him quite a bit. . .look at their running back recently, Smith, he was a joke, so they will probably use Dillon more because he actually has talent and it will put less pressure on Brady
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deftdelivery wrote:Gambling man: Barlow - will get tons and tons of touches Straight shooter: Dillon - little to no risk, but no fun
This is exactly correct. I personally like Barlow after Taylor in my top 10 rankings, but I'm more of a gambling guy. Dillon has looked only decent in the preseason, but there's no doubt that like Barlow, he should get his fair share of touches.
So right now, I have Barlow ahead of Dillon, but both make two of the best #2 RB's you can get.
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Given Dillon's recent history of refusing to suit up at Cinci, I'd not call him risk-free. And when has New England had a viable fantasy back? Not since Curtis Martin. Sure this could change if Dillon gets on the right track AND the New England offense leans a bit more on their running game, but those are two "ifs" upon which Barlow's fantasy fortunes do not rely.