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Bradshaw- value week 15 (1 Viewer)

dmac37

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If Jacobs is declared out for this week, I would think Bradshaw would carry a little more value backing up Ward than Ward's value when backing up Jacobs. Could Bradshaw be a FF RB#2 with Jacobs out?

 
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In a playoff matchup you would have to be really really hurt to have to start Bradshaw.
Even though I finished in the top 2 in two 12 & 14 team money leagues, yep I'm that desperate. Between the 2 teams AD is the only startable RB I have due to injuries and RBBC. My thinking is the Giants RB's can produce enough FF points with only 2 mouths to feed if Jacobs is out. Also Bradshaw has always produced when given the chance. :angry:

 
In a playoff matchup you would have to be really really hurt to have to start Bradshaw.
Even though I finished in the top 2 in two 12 & 14 team money leagues, yep I'm that desperate. Between the 2 teams AD is the only startable RB I have due to injuries and RBBC. My thinking is the Giants RB's can produce enough FF points with only 2 mouths to feed if Jacobs is out. Also Bradshaw has always produced when given the chance. :goodposting:
Last time Jacobs didn't play vs Arizona , Bradshaw got hurt himself in that game and as a result saw limited action. I do not expect Jacobs to play at this point and I do think Bradshaw will see more touches this time.The Cowboys have been tough vs. the run over the last few weeks but the last time they played the Giants the Giants ran all over them. No team has really shut down the Giants run this year completely. I would expect Bradshaw to see 10+ touches this week.

I am a Jacobs owner who also lost Hillis this week. I am certainly contemplating picking up Bradshaw as my options are limited. It serves as insurance for Jacobs and if Jacobs is out I very well may roll with Bradshaw.

 
One has to consider that the Giants are only playing for the #1 seed. They have just about wrapped up a bye. There is a good chance that Jacobs will see very limited action down the stretch. He doesn't play through injuries well and the Giants may want to keep him fresh for the playoffs and also see what a Bradshaw/Ward combo would look like in case they go that direction next year. I don't think the Giants are interesting in getting into a bidding war for Jacobs this offseason so they may very well give Bradshaw more touches down the stretch to see how responds. He responded well last year and there is no reason to think he won't again.

Still this week I don't see Brashaw getting more than 10 carries for 55 yards and no scores.

He isn't as good as a receiver as Ward so I actually don't think he would get the overall yardage Ward normally does as the #2 to Jacobs.

I suspect that Ward also would be first in line for Goal Line Carries

 
I have been keeping an eye on Bradshaw this year b/c I have Jacobs and Ward is not available and to me he hasn't really produced. He might break a nice run here and there, but at the end of the day his stats are just not that good. 50 YDs from your RB is really nothing.

Personally I would look else where for a RB....I know that I am.

 
You really should include Ward's name in the title of this thread to keep this relevant as very few ppl will consider starting Bradshaw.

Having said that, Ward will make an interesting play.

Let me clarify; Jacobs won't play this week.

Brandon Jacobs (knee) reiterated Wednesday that his status for Week 15 against the Cowboys isn't up to him.

Jacobs owners can't be counting on him this week. "It's just something that keeps nagging and nagging," he said. "Me going out and playing on it the last seven weeks, it didn't make it any better. I have to do what they tell me to do and hope it gets better. I want to be healthy for (the playoffs)."
Pretty easy to read between the lines there. I don't foresee any scenario that puts Jacobs on the field come Sunday.So the real question is; how much value does Ward have this week? Ward did well against the Cowboys earlier this year and figures to get some love in the passing game too. I'm just not sure if the Cowboys recent success against opposing backs is a mirage ie. will they wilt against the prolific Giants o-line?

Assuming Jacobs is out, how far up does Ward climb in the rankings?

 
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OK now that it's officail with Jacobs out, am I one of the few that think Bradshaw will get enough touches to put up low #2 RB points.

In my 12 team PPR league Ward is #24 RB while being the NYG #2 RB with Jacobs ahead of him and Bradshaw still in the mix. Now Bradshaw is the #2 without Jacobs and only Ward ahead of him to split snaps. All Bradshaw does is produce when given a chance.

 
Cowboys fan here. i wouldnt expect a big day from either giants RB. i could be wrong, but the Cowboys have been shutting down RB's as of late.

i have ward in a league, and i'm not even thinking about starting him. the Dallas D will be fired up, and will have a big day.

 
Cowboys fan here. i wouldnt expect a big day from either giants RB. i could be wrong, but the Cowboys have been shutting down RB's as of late.i have ward in a league, and i'm not even thinking about starting him. the Dallas D will be fired up, and will have a big day.
fair point25 to Parker(22 to mewelde)Julius Jones 37Gore 26Keep in mind though the Boys have been throwing. Choice's 88 is the best in that span, Barber had 59 yards and 32(Choice 57 3 weeks ago)Neither team was running the last 3 weeks.On the other side, the Giants ran for 200 yards against the Cowboys and destroyed them 35-14 earlier this year.Barber ran for 54, Johnson threw for 71 and boy did the Giants oWn them that week. Ignoring a high game, the Giants have between 90 and 127 yards rushing against the Cowboys in the 9 previous meetings. That's a pretty solid, fairly small but good range there. Aside from one, there's no super low or super high games skewing things too much. It seems predictable. Rolling with the low side, I'd take 60 yards from Ward(throw 30 to Bradshaw, 1/3) and then his several catches and receiving yards. One thing the Giants will do that those teams above won't, is they'll stick to the run as their bread and butter. I don't think you see them abandon it quickly and just pass all the time. They have alot of confidence in their run game. It is the best in the NFL at 154 yards per game on average.
 
Sadly........I might have to play the Bradshaw card to night. With MBIII so iffy, and other crap options (Sproles/T. Bell/Benson)...........better for me to wait for as much info as possible on Barber, with the ability to play Bradshaw if needed. I see Bradshaw being as productive (if not more) than the other options I listed. MBIII has really put me in a pinch. :popcorn:

 
Huge Giants fan (DUH!) and Bradshaw is my favorite player on the team. Still, it seems more like he's an occasional home run threat in the right circumstances than someone you can depend on for consistent fantasy points (like Ward). He looked great late last year and during the playoffs, but has been the odd man out with the Jacobs-Ward 1-2 punch and almost seems rusty since he rarely plays on offense. If this was a regular season game, it may be worth rolling the dice. But in a one and done playoff format and likely the week before a trip to the fantasy Super Bowl, it's not worth taking a risk for a guy who could get the all-too-familiar 0.9 pt performance tonight.

I've been toying with the idea of plugging in Bradshaw for Kevin Smith, but I can't do it. I'd rather go with a dinged starting running back on a horrible team than a 3rd string RB on a great team who hasn't really showed much this season.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

 

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