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Is anyone starting Da'rel Scott? (1 Viewer)

I can name a good 40-50 people I'd rather start over Da'rel Scott this week... and that's just running backs.

 
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Im starting him! haha. its PPR tho which is the only format he's even startable in .

He's going to be playing passing downs, they're going to be trailing. Think 3-4 rec's is well within reach. If he can get me double digit pts, ill sign for it. If he ever scores, self high five.

 
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The Giants homers sure don't seem high on him.

A couple years ago he seemed like a hold and see, but now that he has his chance he's behind even slow plodding Jacobs. And they even cut him last week before Wilson got hurt.

I passed in favor of Bolden in one league.

 
I can name a good 40-50 people I'd rather start over Da'rel Scott this week... and that's just running backs.
Ditto. Sadly, they are not on my roster. :bag:
I guess, I mean... in non-ppr I'm easily starting Jacobs over him. At least Jacobs has a shot at 40 yards and a TD. Scott doesn't have that kind of upside in my opinion. If we're talking about starting Scott, I'm assuming the following guys aren't available on your rosters: Mike Tolbert, Donald Brown, Roy Helu, Bobby Rainey, Khiry Robinson... cause honestly, I'd probably start those guys over him right now. We're ignoring the fact that this guy would still be on his couch if Wilson didn't slip a disc in his back last week and would have been on his couch since Week 1 if Brown didn't break his leg.

 
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I can name a good 40-50 people I'd rather start over Da'rel Scott this week... and that's just running backs.
Ditto. Sadly, they are not on my roster. :bag:
I guess, I mean... in non-ppr I'm easily starting Jacobs over him. At least Jacobs has a shot at 40 yards and a TD. Scott doesn't have that kind of upside in my opinion. If we're talking about starting Scott, I'm assuming the following guys aren't available on your rosters: Mike Tolbert, Donald Brown, Roy Helu, Bobby Rainey, Khiry Robinson... cause honestly, I'd probably start those guys over him right now. We're ignoring the fact that this guy would still be on his couch if Wilson didn't slip a disc in his back last week and would have been on his couch since Week 1 if Brown didn't break his leg.
But how many times have we heard stuff like this then the guy goes off? LOL. i dont have much confidence starting him, not gonna lie. But i'd still start him over all of those guys u listed. (PPR of course)

I think the fact the Bears will be putting up big pts tonight plays into Scott. They wont be handing the ball to the plodding statue if theyre down 17 in the 3rd quarter.

 
I have the choice to start Scott, Hopkins, or Avery. All which have about the same chance of success.

Tom Coughlin isn't an idiot. I don't think the Giants will have ANY success running the ball directly at Chicago with Brandon Jacobs. He's literally averaging 2.2 YPC. Scott is averaging 3.5 (again not great, but still remotely close to 4.0) and caught 10 passes in 4 games.

I'll break it down a little bit more:

Week 1:
David Wilson - 7 Rushes

Da'Rel Scott - 5 Rushes, 5 Receptions

17 RB Touches

Week 2:

David Wilson - 7 Rushes

Da'Rel Scott - 5 Rushes, 2 Receptions

14 RB Touches

Week 3:

David Wilson - 11 Rushes

Da'Rel Scott - 1 Rush, 2 Receptions

Brandon Jacobs - 2 Rushes

16 RB Touches

Week 4:

David Wilson - 13 Rushes, 2 Receptions

Da'Rel Scott - 5 Rushes, 1 Reception

Brandon Jacobs - 1 Rush, 1 Reception

23 RB Touches

Week 5:

David Wilson - 6 Rushes

Brandon Jacobs - 11 Rushes

17 RB Touches

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So, the Giants are averaging 17.4 RB Touches a game. If we assume that Jacobs and Scott will split carries evenly down the middle then at their current YPC they will average.

Brandon Jacobs - 8 Carries for 17 Yards

Da'rel Scott - 8 Carries for 28 Yards

Lets say that the Giants fall behind and Scott gets a catch or two.

Brandon Jacobs - 8 Carries for 17 Yards.

Da'rel Scott - 6 Carries for 21 Yards / 2 Catches for 19 Yards

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The numbers suggest that in a 50 / 50 timeshare that, that will be the production these players offer. However, I have a hunch that Tom Coughlin isn't going to continue to feed Jacobs (except maybe at the goalline) if he's only going for 2 yards a carry. Especially if the Giants are playing from behind in this game.

Furthermore, I believe Da'Rel Scott is the superior runner of the two. I'm gonna say we see a 60 / 40 timeshare between the two-backs.

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I think it's possible the Giants manufacture 18 touches to their RB this game.

Da'Rel Scott: 10 Rushes (3.5 YPC) = 35 Yards / 2 Receptions (9.5 YPC) = 19 Yards

+5.4 Points in Standard.

+7.4 Points in PPR.

Brandon Jacobs: 6 Rushes (3.0 YPC) = 18 Yards (50% chance of scoring a TD).

+1.8 Points in Standard (7.8 Points if he scores a TD).

+1.8 Points in PPR (7.8 Points if he scores a TD).

I could be completely wrong but I think Da'Rel was cut as a vote of confidence to Wilson. Now that Wilson is out, Scott will take Wilson's old role in the offense and Jacobs will play the change of pace / hammer.

Chicago is giving up 97.8 Rushing Yards per game. If Da'Rel Scott can get half of that (about 48.9) and a few receptions (2 or 3 for 9 yards a piece). He might be able to score double-digit points in PPR. If he scores a TD, then that's gravy.

 
Wait, did anyone else realize the Giants are ranked 32nd in the NFL is rushing yards per game? Wow! That's awful, they're only averaging 56.8 YPG.

EDIT: Bears are giving up 97.8 Rushing Yards a game. Let's assume a median of about 77.3 Rushing Yards +/- 15 Yards for the G-Men tonight.

 
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I can name a good 40-50 people I'd rather start over Da'rel Scott this week... and that's just running backs.
Ditto. Sadly, they are not on my roster. :bag:
I guess, I mean... in non-ppr I'm easily starting Jacobs over him. At least Jacobs has a shot at 40 yards and a TD. Scott doesn't have that kind of upside in my opinion. If we're talking about starting Scott, I'm assuming the following guys aren't available on your rosters: Mike Tolbert, Donald Brown, Roy Helu, Bobby Rainey, Khiry Robinson... cause honestly, I'd probably start those guys over him right now. We're ignoring the fact that this guy would still be on his couch if Wilson didn't slip a disc in his back last week and would have been on his couch since Week 1 if Brown didn't break his leg.
I'm in a deep dynasty, and after Wilson went down, every single one of my 6 RBs is either on a bye or injured this week. And none of those other guys you listed are even available in my league, but Scott and Jacobs both were.

So, as a one week desperation play, I picked up and am starting both Scott and Jacobs :X . If they can just manage 50 yards, a couple of catches, and a TD combined, I'd be more than happy at this point.

 
I'm emergency starting Scott tonight. Who else is going to run the ball and catch dump-offs, Jacobs?? He's only good for so much. Scott will get touches. He'll have to.

 
I'm starting him and I actually think he'll have a decent game tonight. They're going to have to keep the foot on the gas if they are even going to attempt to make this game respectable. Jacobs most certainly is not the guy you have in there if you're keeping the foot on the gas. It won't be pretty, but he'll put up some ppr points.

 
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Well gulp. Who saw Jacobs having 1 of the best games of his life.

I'd sign for 5 Pts in PPR for Scott right now. Ha.

 
My god, I hope no one is starting him. What happened to your team if this guy is sitting in your starting lineup?

 
I can name a good 40-50 people I'd rather start over Da'rel Scott this week... and that's just running backs.
Ditto. Sadly, they are not on my roster. :bag:
I guess, I mean... in non-ppr I'm easily starting Jacobs over him. At least Jacobs has a shot at 40 yards and a TD. Scott doesn't have that kind of upside in my opinion. If we're talking about starting Scott, I'm assuming the following guys aren't available on your rosters: Mike Tolbert, Donald Brown, Roy Helu, Bobby Rainey, Khiry Robinson... cause honestly, I'd probably start those guys over him right now. We're ignoring the fact that this guy would still be on his couch if Wilson didn't slip a disc in his back last week and would have been on his couch since Week 1 if Brown didn't break his leg.
Ahem

 

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