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I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them. Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week? I think it does. I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's. The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's. Will he? I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week. :popcorn:

 
The record could play a factor if the Chiefs get up by 10 or more in the 3rd quarter or later. Of course, LJ would play anyway to rest PH. I'd start him over Cadillac as well, but only because Buffalo is much stingier than Oakland figures to be.

 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.

 
Also starting LJ over Caddy this week.  :thumbup:
LJ over S-Jax? I have a hard time convincing myself on that.
How S Jax turnout vs SF?
Twice as many carries? If LJ gets 9 carries again, he'll probably get 50 yards and 0 tds. I'm all about LJ, but in a 2 rb league, I don't see how you can be starting him over starting RBs. They were up huge, and still only 9 carries?

No backup RB is going to produce week in and out with 9 carries a game. I'm going to let this LJ thing shake out before I start him over s-jax/cmart type RBs.

 
I'm in a 1 pt. per 20 yards league and this thread has at least given me food for thought. Still probably end up going with JJones and SJax, though.

 
I'm in a 1 pt. per 20 yards league and this thread has at least given me food for thought. Still probably end up going with JJones and SJax, though.
You would have thought that a blow out would have been ideal for LJ. Rest holmes, let LJ close the game out. But 9 carries? How did Holmes get 22 carries in a blow out? Once LJ hits 13-15 carries a game, I think he's a solid #2 RB starter. But I'm going to give it another week before I drink that last bit of kool-aid.

 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.
Starting a great RB with the best O-line in a high powered offense against a worse D vs. starting a very good RB with a decent O-line against one of the best D's in the league. I'll take the guy in the much better matchup. Plus, who's to say LJ gets only 9 carries? Maybe he'll get 12 to 15 this week? All we know is that Priest is scheduled to get 2 out of 3 series, and LJ 1 out of 3 series. Gentleman's bet: LJ vs. Caddy, standard fantasy scoring. I'll take LJ.

 
Everyone is making a big deal about the "only 9 carries" but if you think about it Johnson would have got more hadn't he broke those long runs.Johnson was going to play the complete series' he was in on those 9 carries, except for the first 35 YD TD when he came in for a winded Holmes, and if he wouldnt have averaged over 12 YPC he would have easily got the 12-15 carries everyone wants to see.

 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.
Ah, so then me starting LJ over Chris Brown this week is foolish? LJ vs. Raiders D or CB vs. Ravens D.Sorry, any argument AGAINST LJ doesn't hold water...not after last week.

 
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I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them. Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week? I think it does. I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's. The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's. Will he? I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week. :popcorn:
Are you starting LJ over Caddy because you like LJ over Caddy in general or are you starting LJ over Caddy because of the matchups for both players?I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.

 
I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them. Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week? I think it does. I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's. The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's. Will he? I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week. :popcorn:
Are you starting LJ over Caddy because you like LJ over Caddy in general or are you starting LJ over Caddy because of the matchups for both players?I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
I just don't like the matchup and like I stated he's going for the record. I see Vermeil throwing him a bone and giving him all the opportunities to break the record. BTW, that second stringer led my league for points for a rb last week.
 
I see Vermeil throwing him a bone and giving him all the opportunities to break the record.
I'm not so sure that Vermeil is interesting in throwing Larry a bone. He may not look at LJ and see a red #27 diaper anymore, but last week's run-in with the law may not sit too well with the coach.
 
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I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them.  Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week?  I think it does.  I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's.  The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's.  Will he?  I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week.  :popcorn:
Are you starting LJ over Caddy because you like LJ over Caddy in general or are you starting LJ over Caddy because of the matchups for both players?I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
I just don't like the matchup and like I stated he's going for the record. I see Vermeil throwing him a bone and giving him all the opportunities to break the record. BTW, that second stringer led my league for points for a rb last week.
What's your scoring system? I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week? I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ. I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose). Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
 
Everyone is making a big deal about the "only 9 carries" but if you think about it Johnson would have got more hadn't he broke those long runs.

Johnson was going to play the complete series' he was in on those 9 carries, except for the first 35 YD TD when he came in for a winded Holmes, and if he wouldnt have averaged over 12 YPC he would have easily got the 12-15 carries everyone wants to see.
GREAT POINT that most people seem to miss! Vermeil is rotating them based on the series....he's NOT counting carries, so LJ will have just as much of an opportunity to produce as Priest will.
 
I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them.  Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week?  I think it does.  I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's.  The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's.  Will he?  I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week.   :popcorn:
Are you starting LJ over Caddy because you like LJ over Caddy in general or are you starting LJ over Caddy because of the matchups for both players?I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
I just don't like the matchup and like I stated he's going for the record. I see Vermeil throwing him a bone and giving him all the opportunities to break the record. BTW, that second stringer led my league for points for a rb last week.
He did for me too in 3 survivor leagues................but I'm not thinking that's going to happen often until Priest is out. I have LJ in a couple other redraft leagues as well and am not starting him. There are very few on these boards that was higher in the off season on Larry Johnson than me.......... in the value articles written up by some of the message board members, I was all over Larry Johnson. In the winter survivor league, I drafted Larry Johnson without Priest and in the Message Board vs. Staff Survivor League I drafted Larry Johnson at 4.11....without Priest on my team.

I am well aware of Mr. Johnson. However, I still will not start him over a starting RB with the talent of C. Williams until he is the feature back.

 
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I have Priest and LJ, and I am considering playing LJ Johnson vs. Oakland instead of Dillion vs. Carolina. However, Oakland's defense was pretty stout last week vs. Dillion. But I'm not sure it was the Raider defense, poor run blocking or the sluggishness of Dillion. Something also to consider: IMO, Carolina has a much better defense than Oakland. Thus, while Dillion may get a score or two (good), he my have another difficult game running the ball between the 20s (bad)...

 
LJ will get just as many carries as he was supposed to get no matter what the score is. It has gotten to the point if it was late in the 4th and a close game Vermil would have no problem putting him in for a series.Two things you have to consider for THIS week though. Our O-line is banged up and Roaf is 99% out for this week, Black has the flu and Sampson is questionable. Also, it very well could have been just a one game fluke, but Oakland looked very good against the run against NE in my opinion, plus it is their home opener. Of course I could also see the Chiefs running all over them, but either scenerio could play out.

 
Everyone is making a big deal about the "only 9 carries" but if you think about it Johnson would have got more hadn't he broke those long runs.

Johnson was going to play the complete series' he was in on those 9 carries, except for the first 35 YD TD when he came in for a winded Holmes, and if he wouldnt have averaged over 12 YPC he would have easily got the 12-15 carries everyone wants to see.
GREAT POINT that most people seem to miss! Vermeil is rotating them based on the series....he's NOT counting carries, so LJ will have just as much of an opportunity to produce as Priest will.
I dont know about that though b/c Vermeil did stick strong to the 2 series for Priest, 1 for LJ rotation... But if LJ continues to double Holmes YPC Vermeil will have to give LJ more time.
 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.
Couldn't agree more . . . and, not to take anything away from LJs numbers last week, they were great but I could've ran through those holes. He was untouched on that 35 yd touchdown run with a highway lane to run through. IMO Priest looked great dodging and juking when he needed to make something out of nothing . . . e.g., the 10 yd touchdown run where he was really down at the 1. LJ just aint got those kind of shakes . . . which is why he'll continue to only get 20-30% of the carries while the Padre's still in town
 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.
Couldn't agree more . . . and, not to take anything away from LJs numbers last week, they were great but I could've ran through those holes.
That's kind of the whole point, no? That the Chiefs' OL is so dominating that it can create those holes.EDIT: That said, I'd still go with a full-fledged starter like Caddy.

 
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I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
Agree 100%.
JJA over LJ? :loco: Such an unqualified statement smacks of closing your mind to a perfectly good question, without considering alternatives. I think you should fic your statement like this: "I have a hard time keeping an open mind to start perhaps best 2nd string back ever who is waiting below an old RB over my starter, who I refuse to admit is miserable..........period."

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JJA over LJ? :loco:

 
Starting a guy who figures to get <10 carries over a guy who figures to get >20 carries for ANY REASON seems, to me at least, the height of foolishness.
the chance that LJ scores a TD in his <10 carries is greater than the chance that Caddy scores one in his >20 carries
 
I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
Agree 100%.
JJA over LJ? :loco: Such an unqualified statement smacks of closing your mind to a perfectly good question, without considering alternatives. I think you should fic your statement like this: "I have a hard time keeping an open mind to start perhaps best 2nd string back ever who is waiting below an old RB over my starter, who I refuse to admit is miserable..........period."

:boxing:

:no:

JJA over LJ? :loco:
Fair point - I was thinking more in the context of Caddy since that was the discussion here, but yes, there are plenty of starting RBs who I would sit to play LJ.
 
I've seen a ton of threads on LJ and Priest and how KC plans on using them.  Let me ask you this, LJ is going for the record for most consecutive games with 2 TD's..... does this make a difference this week?  I think it does.  I don't know why, but my gut is telling me he is going to get those 2 TD's.  The guy has looked incredible, why not throw him a bone as a backup and give him every chance to get those 2 TD's.  Will he?  I don't know, but I'm starting him over Caddy this week.   :popcorn:
Are you starting LJ over Caddy because you like LJ over Caddy in general or are you starting LJ over Caddy because of the matchups for both players?I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
I just don't like the matchup and like I stated he's going for the record. I see Vermeil throwing him a bone and giving him all the opportunities to break the record. BTW, that second stringer led my league for points for a rb last week.
What's your scoring system? I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week? I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ. I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose). Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
You get triple points for players not in the starting lineup!
 
I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
Agree 100%.
JJA over LJ? :loco: Such an unqualified statement smacks of closing your mind to a perfectly good question, without considering alternatives. I think you should fic your statement like this: "I have a hard time keeping an open mind to start perhaps best 2nd string back ever who is waiting below an old RB over my starter, who I refuse to admit is miserable..........period."

:boxing:

:no:

JJA over LJ? :loco:
Dude,Go back and read my entire post.......that last paragraph specifically states that I have a hard time starting LJ over a back with the talent of Cadillac. If you're going to use these boards and quote people, then quote the entire message, not parts of it and take out some of the meaning.

You turned my statement into something like I was saying I would start Arrington over Larry Johnson and that I was crazy and I never even gave a thought to that notion. Do not put words in my mouth!

 
This whole debate reminds me of last years debate of whether a #3 WR on a team could be a solid fantasy starter. These same questions were asked last year about Stokley when he started putting up numbers and look how that played out... I am not saying LJ will finish as the 10th RB (or about that, where Stokley finished last year) if Holmes plays all season but who is to say he cant? Of course I see the similar results as Stokley had last year as well. Johnson will have the 20-30 point weeks, but then turn around and have the 5 point weeks as well.Everyone knows that line can block and if 3 WR's can finish in the top 10-11 from 1 team why cant 2 RB's do the same? For me its worth the risk of starting him as my 3rd RB for now and seeing how things play out.

 
I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
Agree 100%.
JJA over LJ? :loco: Such an unqualified statement smacks of closing your mind to a perfectly good question, without considering alternatives. I think you should fic your statement like this: "I have a hard time keeping an open mind to start perhaps best 2nd string back ever who is waiting below an old RB over my starter, who I refuse to admit is miserable..........period."

:boxing:

:no:

JJA over LJ? :loco:
Best 2nd string back ever????????????? Where are you coming up with this stuff? He's as much a product of his offensive line as anything. Do you think he'd be putting up anything close to his YPC in Arizona or Detroit? He's a good back, but there are a lot of good backs who would put up solid numbers behind that line. Your complete ignorance to blanket him and say he's the best ever at 2nd string is silly to say the least. Where is that ignore tool and how do I use it? I just found my first candidate for multiple reasons.
 
I have a hard time starting a 2nd string back over a starter..........period.
Agree 100%.
JJA over LJ? :loco: Such an unqualified statement smacks of closing your mind to a perfectly good question, without considering alternatives. I think you should fic your statement like this: "I have a hard time keeping an open mind to start perhaps best 2nd string back ever who is waiting below an old RB over my starter, who I refuse to admit is miserable..........period."

:boxing:

:no:

JJA over LJ? :loco:
I didnt even have to think hard about this but I would say the majority of the board would agree when Deuce backed up Ricky in NO he was a helluva lot better 2nd stringer than LJ.
 
What's your scoring system? I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week? I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ. I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose). Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.

 
What's your scoring system?  I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week?  I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ.  I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose).  Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.
No, I don't think LJ will get the record. Honostly, if I did I would start anyone I thought would get 2 TD's. I don't think Vermeil cares all that much, as his priority is to win games, especially after the debacle last season.
 
What's your scoring system? I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week? I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ. I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose). Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.
No, I don't think LJ will get the record. Honostly, if I did I would start anyone I thought would get 2 TD's. I don't think Vermeil cares all that much, as his priority is to win games, especially after the debacle last season.
Fair enough. I disagree, but I understand your thinking.
 
What's your scoring system?  I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week?  I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ.  I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose).  Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.
No, I don't think LJ will get the record. Honostly, if I did I would start anyone I thought would get 2 TD's. I don't think Vermeil cares all that much, as his priority is to win games, especially after the debacle last season.
Fair enough. I disagree, but I understand your thinking.
Let me ask you this then..............if he did care about it, wouldn't he start him?Or do you think he's brash enough to think that his team is good enough to get Johnson 2 td's sometime later in the game.

 
What's your scoring system? I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week? I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ. I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose). Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.
No, I don't think LJ will get the record. Honostly, if I did I would start anyone I thought would get 2 TD's. I don't think Vermeil cares all that much, as his priority is to win games, especially after the debacle last season.
Fair enough. I disagree, but I understand your thinking.
Let me ask you this then..............if he did care about it, wouldn't he start him?Or do you think he's brash enough to think that his team is good enough to get Johnson 2 td's sometime later in the game.
Why? Does starting mean all that much today? Starting to me means you are just out there on the opening series. As others stated earlier in this thread LJ would have had more then 9 carries had he not taken it to the house and gained huge chunks of yardage. Like I said earlier, I do understand your thinking and I do know LJ is a backup, but for me my gut is telling me LJ is going to break that record this weekend. Has my gut been wrong before? Heck yeah, but I'm willing to put it to the test, especially when I have a rookie whose ceiling (as I see it) is 100yds and a TD. Whereas for me, LJ's ceiling is 150yds 2TD's. I'll roll the dice and take a chance.
 
Amid all these expectations of LJ, I think some may be overlooking the off-the-field stuff with him. That is not to say that he won't play, but Vermeil may very well be PO'd at the guy (again).And when you have a guy like Priest anyway, it's not like they HAVE to have LJ get a lot of touches (at least for this week).

 
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What's your scoring system?  I thought FWP was the leading fantasy producer at RB last week?  I'm in the camp that wants to see how things shake out with Priest/LJ before I start LJ.  I have Priest as well, so it can become irritating )I suppose).  Regardless, I'm giving it another week with FWP rather than starting LJ.
My bad. Willie Parker was the number 1 runningback, but he wasn't on any rosters (We drafted kind of early this year). Guys, I personally am not looking into arguing the lunacy of starting a backup runningback over a bonafide starter, i.e. Caddilac, I've been playing this game for a long time that I know anything can happen on any given Sunday. My post, and I probably should of spelled it out better, was whether or not LJ will get the record and do you think Vermeil, a players coach, will want and give LJ the opportunity to score those TD's? If I'm Vermeil I would. A young hungry runningback on the verge of breaking one of the great all time runningbacks in Riggins. A runningback, that as the Chiefs, I would want to keep happy because Priest is aging and LJ is on the verge of stardom. A record that also gives credit to your offensive line. It's a record I think the team would probably want to get.
No, I don't think LJ will get the record. Honostly, if I did I would start anyone I thought would get 2 TD's. I don't think Vermeil cares all that much, as his priority is to win games, especially after the debacle last season.
Fair enough. I disagree, but I understand your thinking.
Let me ask you this then..............if he did care about it, wouldn't he start him?Or do you think he's brash enough to think that his team is good enough to get Johnson 2 td's sometime later in the game.
Why? Does starting mean all that much today? Starting to me means you are just out there on the opening series. As others stated earlier in this thread LJ would have had more then 9 carries had he not taken it to the house and gained huge chunks of yardage. Like I said earlier, I do understand your thinking and I do know LJ is a backup, but for me my gut is telling me LJ is going to break that record this weekend. Has my gut been wrong before? Heck yeah, but I'm willing to put it to the test, especially when I have a rookie whose ceiling (as I see it) is 100yds and a TD. Whereas for me, LJ's ceiling is 150yds 2TD's. I'll roll the dice and take a chance.
Starting certainly means a lot to me. I mean, would you even dare to start Artose Pinner, Blaylock, Chester Taylor, Dominic Rhodes or Davenport. Of course not, why? Because they're not starting which is pretty important.There are only maybe 2 or 3 backs where I'd even start in the league that aren't starters and i'd only start them in case of bye weeks or my starters were injured.

I do not think LJ is a horrible start this week. All I'm saying is if you have a legitimate starter, I would put him in my lineup. At this point, guys like JJA are not legitimate starters. I think Caddy is after last week's performance.

 
Caddy, maybe...but I don't think I can bench Edge or SJax just yet for LJ. Hopefully soon I can and I'll gladly deal one of these guys for a top receiver.

 
I'm willing to put it to the test, especially when I have a rookie whose ceiling (as I see it) is 100yds and a TD. Whereas for me, LJ's ceiling is 150yds 2TD's. I'll roll the dice and take a chance.
This is the correct answer.I too am starting LJ over Caddy this week and it is the Shark play. Go ahead and play Caddy because he happens to be "a starter." With the matchups they have this week, this is almost a no-brainer for me.

As to the record, it is interesting for sure. I think, if anything, Vermeil might push it to give the O-line the credit. Might he give LJ some more touches? Particularly in the red zone? If the Cheifs have a sizeable lead, might Priest just sit the 2nd half? All interesting questions.

It will be fun to watch how it shakes out regardless.

 
LJ and Priest could very well end up having years like Ickey Woods and James Brooks did for Cincinnati back in 88. That was my first year playing FF and there was a team in my league (I'm still in the same league) who started both Woods and Brooks from about mid-season on. Everyone was giving them ##### about starting two backs from the same team, telling them it would never work. Here are Woods and Brooks final stats from that year:Ickey Woods: 1066 rushing yds, 5.3ypc, 15 rushing TD's. 199 rec ydsJames Brooks: 931 Rushing yds, 5.1ypc, 8 rushing TD's, 286 rec yds, 6 rec TD's.That team ended up winning the fantasy bowl that year.

 
I think, if anything, Vermeil might push it to give the O-line the credit.
That's what I'm talking about! Can't you just see Vermeil, post game, in the locker room, crying his eyes out telling his Oline how much he loves them......
 
I think, if anything, Vermeil might push it to give the O-line the credit. 
That's what I'm talking about! Can't you just see Vermeil, post game, in the locker room, crying his eyes out telling his Oline how much he loves them......
:lmao: except you forgot the part were he looks into the cameras just to make sure you can see the tears. :D
 
Took a quick look at FBG initial rankings this week to see where they had LJ. Didn't see him by RB25 so I thought I missed him. Rechecked again and he was not there. Found him at RB30 just after Barlow (at Phil), S. Davis, and C. Brown (at Bal).

 
Took a quick look at FBG initial rankings this week to see where they had LJ. Didn't see him by RB25 so I thought I missed him. Rechecked again and he was not there. Found him at RB30 just after Barlow (at Phil), S. Davis, and C. Brown (at Bal).
If LJ simply falls forward on each of his runs he'll pass Barlow.
 
I think this will be THE telling week for the KC RB situation. Disclaimer - I own both. Raider run D looked surprisingly good against NE last week. To me, Priest is more like Dillon. KC blocking schemes aside, if Priest takes a bit longer to hit the hole then he could get stuffed often. LJ is quicker, and if he gets a seam could be gone. I have to start Westbrook against SF at home. So, I will start Priest. But I really think that this is the week that LJ could make a serious claim to the job. If Priest goes 20-75 and LJ goes 13-105, what are they gonna do?

 

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