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Old 10-06-2006, 08:01 AM   #16
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Re: Week 5 RB selection

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I figured as much. Our league rewards points for receptions. If anybody who is looking at "last year's Kevin Jones" hasn't noticed he has 22 receptions this year. Going off of what a player does last year or even just looking at his rookie year is often a big mistake. I like KJ and I think with Martz' system he could easily be a top 10 fantasy back this year (he is #3 currently).

And by the way, I'm obviously playing Portis and LT the vast majority of the time. I did draft Portis ahead of Jones, after all, indicating I feel he is a better fantasy value. But some matchups can be interesting. I could have played Jones last week and got more points out of him.
I understand that, but he's not as good as LT or CP, and he's not nearly as safe a bet for 100 yards. he'd be a good flex player, but anytime you replace LT or CP with him, that's a huge gamble. I mean, how likely is mike furrey to outscore LT? yeah he did it last week, but i'd NEVER replace LT with him for any reason besides injury.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:15 AM   #17
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Re: Week 5 RB selection

Good points. Not sure that Furrey versus LT is a good comparison between KJ and CP.

Two things with Portis that concerns me as far as season productivity goes are: shoulder and late game touches. I love Portis. If I didn't have the #2 selection overall and instead had #4 or greater, I would have grabbed him. I just got lucky he got injured in the pre-season and Saunders offense looked like crap. Too much doubt in early September which will always linger (just a teensy weensy bit) in my mind.

Thanks for the input.
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