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McCoy or Spiller? (1 Viewer)

Steveie.win

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LeSean McCoy or CJ Spiller. Who would you take in a startup dynasty league?This is starting to look like the toughest first round decision.

 
Who would you take? And why? Perhaps that would be a more interesting way to start a discussion - you know, by actually offering a perspective.

 
Sorry. I really don't know though. I go back and forth daily. They have similar upside, are close is age and ware. They both have new OCs who should help out. Backups I give the edge to Spiller, as the injury prone FJax is less threatening than the younger Bryce Brown. McCoys concussion is a concern as well. Looks like Spiller may have a slight edge.

 
Sorry. I really don't know though. I go back and forth daily. They have similar upside, are close is age and ware. They both have new OCs who should help out. Backups I give the edge to Spiller, as the injury prone FJax is less threatening than the younger Bryce Brown. McCoys concussion is a concern as well. Looks like Spiller may have a slight edge.
The one concussion he had his whole NFL career?
 
As you're new here, you probably didn't notice this at the top:

"IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE SHARK POOL Threads that are asking for advice on how you should draft or manage your team belong in The Assistant Coach forum."

These questions belong in the ACF.

That said, flip a coin.

 
Shady. Plays on a better team in a division that is known to historically play in tight divisional games unlike the Bills who get blown out 5 times a year and abandon the run game by haltime. Spiller is more eye-catching and people like the wow factor but Shady is VERY dynamic himself and has proven to be very capable. People might be suffering from short-term memory if they are forgetting just how special Shady was in 2011. Shady's coaches are already on record as to saying they will run A LOT. Until Bryce can learn to hang onto the ball, I don't worry too much about the real timeshare there and until FJAX croaks, I don't have the same faith in the timeshare in Buffalo. I believe the Bills WANT to run the ball IF they get into competitive games (and if flies had machine guns, frogs wouldn't F#$K with them). But when they do run the ball, they clearly seem to prefer FJAX running inside for the tough, grinding consistent runs. Anytime you have any player whose WOW part of their game is based on speed, the overwhelming odds are in the favor of the other contender. Spiller with one bad leg injury will likely never be the same (in terms of dynasty value). Shady on the other hand is just simply a very gifted runner and can play well without relying on the homerun. think of guys like Vick. there was nothing close to his wow factor...until he got hit and slowed a bit. And now he's just another guy..A better than average guy, for sure. but he's not what he was. Think if RG III now. Simply amazing. But right now, after one leg injury, nothing but questions abound about whether he will be the same. On the other hand, think of a guy like Willis McGahee. Horrendous leg injury, but a very talented guy that did not rely on exceptional speed. He came back and has a very long and productive fantasy career. So, if its close enough to ask the quesiton and seek out opinions, then to me its close emough to go with the more well-rounded player.

 
As you're new here, you probably didn't notice this at the top:

"IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE SHARK POOL Threads that are asking for advice on how you should draft or manage your team belong in The Assistant Coach forum."

These questions belong in the ACF.

That said, flip a coin.
I feel like this topic is both general enough and helpful enough to be included in the SP, even if its a veiled attempt at a 'who do I draft?' Thread. I see no problem with comparing 2 or more similar players to each other. I find it helpful when doing my rankings.

 
I've got Spiller rated as my #3 dynasty RB and since McCoy is not #1 or #2 that's your answer.Why? As a pure runner the only RB who I thought was more impressive than Spiller last season was ADP. As a receiver he's explosive in open space and I don't think has been utilized enough in this department. New coaching staff has ties to the Saints and while I know reports are they want to run more I think there is a decent chance they utilize Spiller in a Bush/Sproles type of role the Saint's have employed in addition to his running duties.

 
Shady. Plays on a better team in a division that is known to historically play in tight divisional games unlike the Bills who get blown out 5 times a year and abandon the run game by haltime.

Spiller is more eye-catching and people like the wow factor but Shady is VERY dynamic himself and has proven to be very capable. People might be suffering from short-term memory if they are forgetting just how special Shady was in 2011.

Shady's coaches are already on record as to saying they will run A LOT. Until Bryce can learn to hang onto the ball, I don't worry too much about the real timeshare there and until FJAX croaks, I don't have the same faith in the timeshare in Buffalo. I believe the Bills WANT to run the ball IF they get into competitive games (and if flies had machine guns, frogs wouldn't F#$K with them). But when they do run the ball, they clearly seem to prefer FJAX running inside for the tough, grinding consistent runs.

Anytime you have any player whose WOW part of their game is based on speed, the overwhelming odds are in the favor of the other contender. Spiller with one bad leg injury will likely never be the same (in terms of dynasty value). Shady on the other hand is just simply a very gifted runner and can play well without relying on the homerun. think of guys like Vick. there was nothing close to his wow factor...until he got hit and slowed a bit. And now he's just another guy..A better than average guy, for sure. but he's not what he was. Think if RG III now. Simply amazing. But right now, after one leg injury, nothing but questions abound about whether he will be the same. On the other hand, think of a guy like Willis McGahee. Horrendous leg injury, but a very talented guy that did not rely on exceptional speed. He came back and has a very long and productive fantasy career.

So, if its close enough to ask the quesiton and seek out opinions, then to me its close emough to go with the more well-rounded player.
Yeah Jamaal Charles didn't do anything his first year back from season ending knee surgery.
 
Shady's coaches are already on record as to saying they will run A LOT. Until Bryce can learn to hang onto the ball, I don't worry too much about the real timeshare there and until FJAX croaks, I don't have the same faith in the timeshare in Buffalo. I believe the Bills WANT to run the ball IF they get into competitive games (and if flies had machine guns, frogs wouldn't F#$K with them). But when they do run the ball, they clearly seem to prefer FJAX running inside for the tough, grinding consistent runs. Anytime you have any player whose WOW part of their game is based on speed, the overwhelming odds are in the favor of the other contender. Spiller with one bad leg injury will likely never be the same (in terms of dynasty value).
This is so misguided, by a guy with so many posts, it's scary. I like both and prefer McCoy slightly. But thinking Jackson is more of a threat than Brown is just not realistic. Also your knee is just important for agility as it is for straight ahead speed. Also, not sure what games you watch but McCoy relies on the big play a lot. I've seen tons of games where he's 15 for 27 yards and hits a couple of big runs.I'd guess you were one of those guys who wrote Spiller off and just can't admit they were wrong.
 
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McCoy..still very young has proven he can carry the load weekly and be dominant in every aspect as runner and pass catcher. Also played in a tougher division past couple years. Spiller as dynamic as he is hasn't shouldered the lead RB duties weekly, and got gassed often when he needed to last season. This of course should improve but I'll go forward with the just as talented all around player McCoy who has done it on a regular basis with decent and bad QB's alike. Spiller has a weak QB as well but I prefer McCoy's situation at least on paper in coach philosophy.

 
It's close, but I lean towards Spiller. I think he's more dynamic and you know he can put up big points with only 275 touches. You just don't know how many carries Bryce Brown eats from McCoy.It doesn't shock me to see the opinions fairly split on this one.

 
LeSean McCoy is the better player in my opinion. I've seen every NFL game in the last two years. Shady has a little Barry in him.

 

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