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Postby Slingblade » Tue May 27, 2003 2:58 pm

I thought it would be tomlinson hands down but considering their both studs look at their schedule...who do you pick now?

Williams
After beating up on the punchless NFC North last year, Ricky Williams’ gets another break with just two (!) games against top-10 run defenses. He won’t face a run defense ranked higher than 16th until October 27th.

Tomlinson
Other than making practice a little easier, the departures of Seau and Harrison doesn't help LaDainian Tomlinsion, though. Many fantasy players will have LT ranked among their top-four running backs on draft day, but bear in mind that he will have six games against top-five run defenses from last year—two each against the Broncos and Raiders, plus games against the Steelers and Dolphins. Ouch! Looks like Drew Brees is going to be dropping back to look for David Boston on third-and-long quite frequently.


So what is it now?...post your opinion on their value for dynasy, keeper, and re-draft leagues.

My Opinion

Re-Draft-Williams
Keeper-Tomlinson slightly more
Dynasty-Tomlinson
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Postby awwchrist » Tue May 27, 2003 3:01 pm

I honestly dont think you can go wrong either way.

You might look to LT for dynasty simply for the fact that he has a few less years, however in the game of football how many good RB take it to the end?

This is a problem I'd love to have. Flip a coin.
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Postby The Guru » Tue May 27, 2003 3:10 pm

Slingblade wrote:Ricky Williams’ gets another break with just two games against top-10 run defenses. Tomlinsion will have six games against top-five run defenses from last year


Schedule is very important when drafting players. I wasn't aware of the large differences between the 2 schedules. Good job pointing that out. It really makes it obvious 2 me that Ricky is the way to go in a redraft.

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Postby Guttpuppy » Tue May 27, 2003 3:14 pm

I'm gonna say Tomlinson....because of the passing game.

SD had a better passing offense than Miami last year,not by much but SD has improved by adding Boston whereas Miami has done squat,unless of course Griese goes there and shines outside of Denver,the Dolphins will have a mediocre passing attack...Fiedler is not the man to get the job done.

SD's passing attack not only bolsters LT's recieving stats but also opens things up for the run.Even though Williams doesn't face many tough D's doesn't mean they won't stack the line to stop him knowing they have troubles with their passing game.
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Postby Homeless » Tue May 27, 2003 4:19 pm

Difficult to go wrong either way, but given the schedules and the fact Ricky proved he can play in cold weather (last year) I think I would favor Ricky.
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Postby Enoch » Tue May 27, 2003 5:21 pm

I like LaDainian Tomlinsion. note:Picked Tomlinsion in a keeper league his rookie year, so I am a little overconfident in him. I think he will be a top 5 RB. Can't go wrong with either player
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue May 27, 2003 5:31 pm

Maybe this is why I always finish in 2nd place but I would flip a coin.
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Postby Roseman » Tue May 27, 2003 7:52 pm

I think you are in a win/win situation both have great potential and both are going to put up huge #s. Williams will probably get more TDs but LDT is more involved with the passing game. So it all comes down to where the bonus' are handed out in your league scoring system
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue May 27, 2003 8:15 pm

Canadian Seahawk wrote:Maybe this is why I always finish in 2nd place but I would flip a coin.


So I gotta know was it heads or tails??????
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Postby Roseman » Tue May 27, 2003 8:18 pm

Canadian Seahawk wrote:
Canadian Seahawk wrote:Maybe this is why I always finish in 2nd place but I would flip a coin.


So I gotta know was it heads or tails??????


I dont think I have ever seen this before. Someone actually quoteing himself............Chawk you are a real trailblazer 1st canuck to 1k and now this................lol
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