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Addai should return in week 16 (1 Viewer)

If Addai is out, I'm be seriously contemplating Rhodes over Lynch in a PPR league. Starting Pierre Thomas and SJax already.

 
Would you dare play him over some of the #1 backs with bad matchups, like LT vs TB, Turner vs Min, Portis vs Phil or CJ vs Pitt?
yes, no, yes, yes.
Don't forget that Pat Williams will be out so thier run D won't be quite as good. And yes, Williams does make that big of a difference in the Vikes run D I wouldn't be suprised if Turner has a good outing on Sunday.
 
Would you dare play him over some of the #1 backs with bad matchups, like LT vs TB, Turner vs Min, Portis vs Phil or CJ vs Pitt?
yes, no, yes, yes.
Don't forget that Pat Williams will be out so thier run D won't be quite as good. And yes, Williams does make that big of a difference in the Vikes run D I wouldn't be suprised if Turner has a good outing on Sunday.
... part of my thought process exactly .... Turner is the only one of those 4 mentioned that I would say is a better option than Rhodes (if Addai is out) ...The Falcons will move the ball in Minny, and Turner gets plenty of chances to score.
 
Not crazy about this matchup for Rhodes. He's coming off a 20 carry effort against Detroit and even if Addai

is inactive I get a feeling we may see more of Chad Simpson than we like.

 
Coach Tony Dungy said he will rest his players in Week 17 if the Colts win Thursday night.

Dungy will rest any player with a minor injury and most of his important starters. It means that Peyton Manning, who has thrown for 3,543 yards through 14 games, is unlikely to reach 4,000 for the ninth time. And Reggie Wayne, who has improved his yardage numbers in each of his seven NFL seasons, will see his first regression.

Source: Indianapolis Star

Why if you are going to rest him in week 17 would you play him tonight? Keep him from being totally rusty for playoff week #1? I too eeked into the Championship game with Addia (Had Turner as well) and I am torn between Addai/Rhodes or gulp Kevin Smith (who now has a hammy?).

I hope he is inactive or at least they say he will get light work. But let's be honest last week was pretty lucky as Manning had two passes down to the 1 and Rhodes got those TDs. Can only hope for more of that tonight.

 
nomojomo said:
supermark_28 said:
Not crazy about this matchup for Rhodes. He's coming off a 20 carry effort against Detroit and even if Addai

is inactive I get a feeling we may see more of Chad Simpson than we like.
Or perhaps not:Chad Simpson RB Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable

Source: http://www.nfl.com/injuries?team=IND
Nice posting.. I missed that... I guess Dookie might work his way out on the field...
 
The Scorpion said:
Coach Tony Dungy said he will rest his players in Week 17 if the Colts win Thursday night.

Dungy will rest any player with a minor injury and most of his important starters. It means that Peyton Manning, who has thrown for 3,543 yards through 14 games, is unlikely to reach 4,000 for the ninth time. And Reggie Wayne, who has improved his yardage numbers in each of his seven NFL seasons, will see his first regression.

Source: Indianapolis Star

Why if you are going to rest him in week 17 would you play him tonight? Keep him from being totally rusty for playoff week #1? I too eeked into the Championship game with Addia (Had Turner as well) and I am torn between Addai/Rhodes or gulp Kevin Smith (who now has a hammy?).

I hope he is inactive or at least they say he will get light work. But let's be honest last week was pretty lucky as Manning had two passes down to the 1 and Rhodes got those TDs. Can only hope for more of that tonight.
:confused:

How would he know to rest him tonight if he's only going to rest next week if they win tonight? Colts still aren't officially in the playoffs yet, it'd be silly to rest his starters for two weeks only to find out they finished a game out for the postseason.

 
Dec. 18 - 6:26 pm et

NFL Network's Adam Schefter spoke to Joseph Addai (shoulder) prior to Thursday night's game and Addai indicated that he's still a game-time decision.

Addai was warming up on the field, but it appears no decision has been made yet and Schefter says the Colts may still be considering holding him out one more week. The inactives list will be available in roughly 30 minutes.

 
add me to the list of aadai owners that are in the Championship game. I protected him in my auction league. Strong, balanced team helped me here.

Now, with that said, even if Aadai starts tonight, I will besitting him for Jamal Lewis (ouch) against the Bengals. I think that Harrison being out is gonna hurt the Colts, and I think they will find this a hard earned victory tonight....

 
add me to the list of aadai owners that are in the Championship game.
I see this comment popping up a lot, so I might as well add that I'm in the same boat. In fact, my first three picks (startup dynasty) were Addai, McGahee :-)puke:) and Ronnie Brown, yet I managed to get my leagues' #1 seed with both the best regular season record as well as the highest points for. This is an IDP league that scores defensive players more heavily than many, and I lucked my way into guys like Albert Haynesworth (DT required) and Terrell Suggs. And I also lucked out by drafting DeAngelo Williams and Rhodes and I was able to grab McClain out of free agency. I remember how thrilled I was with my first three picks on draft day. Oh man . . .
 
Addai will play but not start

WTF!!!!!

I thought this was an easy decision

What the hell does that mean?

 
I'd go Rhodes. Joey Sugartit won't see much action, methinks.
I agree. I'm not sure what the point is of playing Addai if he isn't healthy enough to start. The only reason to do so would be if Simpson isn't able to play and Dungy wants Addai up in case anything happens to Rhodes. And if that's the case, then Addai likely won't be playing much unless it's in an emergency.Bottom line - you'd have to have some awful RBs on your roster to even consider starting Addai tonight in my opinion. And if you're still alive in Week 16, I can't imagine your RB depth is awful.
 
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I'd go Rhodes. Joey Sugartit won't see much action, methinks.
I agree. I'm not sure what the point is of playing Addai if he isn't healthy enough to start. The only reason to do so would be if Simpson isn't able to play and Dungy wants Addai up in case anything happens to Rhodes. And if that's the case, then Addai likely won't be playing much unless it's in an emergency.Bottom line - you'd have to have some awful RBs on your roster to even consider starting Addai tonight in my opinion. And if you're still alive in Week 16, I can't imagine your RB depth is awful.
Im one of those teamsIts either Rhodes or Kevin Faulk
 
Dec. 18 - 6:54 pm et

Joseph Addai is active Thursday night at Jacksonville, but Dominic Rhodes is starting at tailback for the Colts.

This makes using Addai a risky proposition, although it's quite conceivable that the Colts want to get him warmed up in time for the postseason and will rotate him in evenly with Rhodes. Consider Addai more of a flex play following this news. The same goes for Rhodes, although both are quality fantasy options because the Jaguars' defense hasn't been stout all season and figures to be playing on its heels to guard against Peyton Manning.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL

I disagree with Rotoworld's opinion. I can see Addai getting a series or two, but not much more. Why risk the injury even more?? I would say Addai is a definite sit this week.

Not sure about Rhodes???????? I have foster, but not sure of Gore's health. I have to go with DR.

 
I'd go Rhodes. Joey Sugartit won't see much action, methinks.
I agree. I'm not sure what the point is of playing Addai if he isn't healthy enough to start. The only reason to do so would be if Simpson isn't able to play and Dungy wants Addai up in case anything happens to Rhodes. And if that's the case, then Addai likely won't be playing much unless it's in an emergency.Bottom line - you'd have to have some awful RBs on your roster to even consider starting Addai tonight in my opinion. And if you're still alive in Week 16, I can't imagine your RB depth is awful.
Im one of those teamsIts either Rhodes or Kevin Faulk
You have two RBs who are much better than Addai. So your choice isn't Addai. He clearly isn't good enough to start ahead of those two RBs. Your choice is between Rhodes and Faulk which I agree is a tough one. In standard scoring, I'd go with Rhodes. In a PPR, I'd probably give a slight edge to Faulk. He's been damn good in PPR leagues for several weeks.
 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.

 
I'm going Rhodes over Foster, Choice, and Dunn.

Rhodes has been looking so good lately, my guess is that he gets 75% of the carries - which is good enough for me.

So, there you have it.

 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.
Think so? It's been fairly clear that Rhodes is the guy down there, regardless of Addai's health, no? And now hearing that AST is available but wont'start? I feel fairly good about Rhodes getting most of the work tonight.
 
I'm going Rhodes over Foster, Choice, and Dunn.Rhodes has been looking so good lately, my guess is that he gets 75% of the carries - which is good enough for me.
In the last four games when he was backing up Addai, Rhodes had double-digit carries in every one of them except one. And in the game he didn't, he caught five passes, including a TD catch. He also averaged three receptions per game in those four games.So even though he was the backup, he was getting double-digit carries nearly every game, he was very active in the passing game and he had scored twice. If he was that involved as the backup, it stands to reason his role will be even greater as the starter tonight. I think Rhodes' floor tonight is 10-15 carries, 3-4 receptions and the goal-line looks. That's a pretty darn good floor. At the very least he should be a damn good RB3. At best, he could put up RB1 numbers if Addai spends the game on the sidelines as I suspect might occur.
 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.
Think so? It's been fairly clear that Rhodes is the guy down there, regardless of Addai's health, no? And now hearing that AST is available but wont'start? I feel fairly good about Rhodes getting most of the work tonight.
Nope. Theres been no rhyme or reason to who has been the goalline back the last few weeks.
 
I'm going Rhodes over Foster, Choice, and Dunn.Rhodes has been looking so good lately, my guess is that he gets 75% of the carries - which is good enough for me.
In the last four games when he was backing up Addai, Rhodes had double-digit carries in every one of them except one. And in the game he didn't, he caught five passes, including a TD catch. He also averaged three receptions per game in those four games.So even though he was the backup, he was getting double-digit carries nearly every game, he was very active in the passing game and he had scored twice. If he was that involved as the backup, it stands to reason his role will be even greater as the starter tonight. I think Rhodes' floor tonight is 10-15 carries, 3-4 receptions and the goal-line looks. That's a pretty darn good floor. At the very least he should be a damn good RB3. At best, he could put up RB1 numbers if Addai spends the game on the sidelines as I suspect might occur.
Thanks for the "hard" data - backs up my "soft" view of things.
 
Well since this thread has turned into a WDIS thread because almost all situations involve championships, I'm going Foster over Addai/Rhodes and then, gulp Jamal Lewis if Gore makes a dramatic recovery. Dungy just makes it impossible to tell what he's going to do, I HATE HIM!!

 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.
Think so? It's been fairly clear that Rhodes is the guy down there, regardless of Addai's health, no? And now hearing that AST is available but wont'start? I feel fairly good about Rhodes getting most of the work tonight.
Nope. Theres been no rhyme or reason to who has been the goalline back the last few weeks.
Fair enough. Rollin' the dice with Rhodes is where I'm going, so let it ride..........
 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.
Think so? It's been fairly clear that Rhodes is the guy down there, regardless of Addai's health, no? And now hearing that AST is available but wont'start? I feel fairly good about Rhodes getting most of the work tonight.
Nope. Theres been no rhyme or reason to who has been the goalline back the last few weeks.
well it's "logical" that Rhodes would get the carries since Addai has a shoulder injury and they wouldn't want him to run into tight holes with his shoulders down trying to score. But again, there's nothing logical in this game so...
 
... well, i'm taking the plunge with Rhodes tonight, kicking off my Super Bowl quest ...

i can thank the awesome Steelers defense for making this an easier decision .... came down to Rhodes or CJ3 at RB2 .... and i'll take Rhodes, with Manning at QB, against Jax over CJ3/Collins vs. Pittsburgh.

CJ3, you've been the only player in my lineup every week ('cept your bye, natch) ...

... but it's Dominic tonight. :lmao: :lmao:

 
Well this makes my decision to go with Rhodes much easier but I think itll be left up to luck on who gets the goalline carries.
Think so? It's been fairly clear that Rhodes is the guy down there, regardless of Addai's health, no? And now hearing that AST is available but wont'start? I feel fairly good about Rhodes getting most of the work tonight.
Nope. Theres been no rhyme or reason to who has been the goalline back the last few weeks.
It's been pretty set in stone. The primary RB on that drive has gotten the looks. To the best of my recollection, the only time that didn't occur was last week when Simpson vultured a TD from Rhodes. But that came after Rhodes had a big catch to take the ball to the 5. So he may have come out simply to get a rest. Every other time, it's been the primary RB on that drive. If Rhodes starts and gets the bulk of the carries as I suspect, then I think he's pretty much a lock to get the goal-line carries. Plus, Addai's injury is to his shoulder. If he isn't healthy enough to start, what possible reason would Dungy have to use him in short-yardage/goal-line situations? That would be incredibly stupid.
 
Well since this thread has turned into a WDIS thread because almost all situations involve championships, I'm going Foster over Addai/Rhodes and then, gulp Jamal Lewis if Gore makes a dramatic recovery. Dungy just makes it impossible to tell what he's going to do, I HATE HIM!!
You're going with Tippy Toes? Good luck, son. He's done nothing but killed me this season.
 
Well since this thread has turned into a WDIS thread because almost all situations involve championships, I'm going Foster over Addai/Rhodes and then, gulp Jamal Lewis if Gore makes a dramatic recovery. Dungy just makes it impossible to tell what he's going to do, I HATE HIM!!
If it were me, I'd start Rhodes and then plug in Lewis if Foster doesn't start. I think Rhodes is the best RB on your roster right now and if it was me I wouldn't want him on my bench. But that's just my two cents. :lmao:
 
Well since this thread has turned into a WDIS thread because almost all situations involve championships, I'm going Foster over Addai/Rhodes and then, gulp Jamal Lewis if Gore makes a dramatic recovery. Dungy just makes it impossible to tell what he's going to do, I HATE HIM!!
You're going with Tippy Toes? Good luck, son. He's done nothing but killed me this season.
No, I wrote that horribly, DeWill and Foster, and Jamal only if need be because of Gore. (SF and CLE both go at 1pm Sun.) I hate tippy toes also, but I also hate the Colts running situation.
 
Well since this thread has turned into a WDIS thread because almost all situations involve championships, I'm going Foster over Addai/Rhodes and then, gulp Jamal Lewis if Gore makes a dramatic recovery. Dungy just makes it impossible to tell what he's going to do, I HATE HIM!!
You're going with Tippy Toes? Good luck, son. He's done nothing but killed me this season.
i'm in same boat... Jam Lewis is now in for Addai... crap
 
FUDGE!!!!

Do I start Rhodes, K. Walters, Owens or Portis at Flex? If I start Rhodes, he'll split carries and they'll give Addai the GL carries. If I sit him, he'll get 2 Tds.

Oh, screw it. I'm sitting him. I can worry about the other 3 on Saturday.

 

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