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RBs to Exploit/Avoid Week 3 (1 Viewer)

Ahmad Bradshaw – He wasn't bad in NFL terms with 17/89 last week but owners were expecting Arian Foster like numbers and again I mentioned for you to not chase points. I also broke the game down from week 1 and mentioned that a lot his damage was done late in the 4th and when the Giants had a lead. I expect Bradshaw to see plenty of action in a good close game this week but Brandon Jacobs is frustrated right now and it will be interesting to see if Coughlin gives in a little bit and tries to get Jacobs more involved in the game. Jacobs had chances in week 1 but didn't cash them in.

Jahvid Best – I doubt an owner in any league the rest of the season will sit this guy. He moved to RB1 status in 1 week. I would temper some enthusiasm ad Philly's defense has not looked real good to this point but Best showed why so many owners wanted him. Something like 5 TDs in 2 games will have that affect. The Vikes only allow 3.7 ypc on the ground. The percentages are with me this week so I'll say that Best will be hard pressed to find the end zone this week. Vikes cannot ignore Calvin Johnson but they will make it a priority to stop Best. Somewhere in the 12-18 range for him this week.

Matt Forte – The only reason he is an auto start each week is that he is involved heavily with the pass offense. He isn't running the ball particularly well but he manages to gobble up receptions and has scored 3 TDs thru the air so far. 2.9 ypc but 12 receptions/180/3TDs so far, guy has absorbed Mike Martz offense beautifully. I would look for more receptions for him. He's on pace for 96 receptions and about 1,500 yds receiving plus 24 TDs…I know it won't continue but the numbers are pretty shocking.

DeAngelo Williams – If Fox weren't such an awful HC I might green light DeAngelo again this weekas Cinci allows almost 5 yds a clip on defense. And since Clausen is a rookie and since the Bengals secondary is pretty tight, you have to assume the game plan is attack attack attack that front seven with everything they got. I would run a 2 TE formation and run it right at Cinci all day. If Carolina could somehow establish the run they have a chance for a mild upset in this one.
These are my 4 choices this week and you've pretty much nailed it as far as my thoughts on their matchups this week. I've been tempted to start Forte and Best in my PPR league but the matchup with Minnesota has me second guessing all week. Can I really sit him after his 2 week start? I'm in a wait-and-see approach with Williams. He'll probably be on my bench until he shows me something. That narrows it down to either Bradshaw or Best as my second RB. Bradshaw is probably the safer play but the thought of sitting Best only to see him blow up again isn't appealing either.
 
Ahmad Bradshaw – He wasn't bad in NFL terms with 17/89 last week but owners were expecting Arian Foster like numbers and again I mentioned for you to not chase points. I also broke the game down from week 1 and mentioned that a lot his damage was done late in the 4th and when the Giants had a lead. I expect Bradshaw to see plenty of action in a good close game this week but Brandon Jacobs is frustrated right now and it will be interesting to see if Coughlin gives in a little bit and tries to get Jacobs more involved in the game. Jacobs had chances in week 1 but didn't cash them in.

Jahvid Best – I doubt an owner in any league the rest of the season will sit this guy. He moved to RB1 status in 1 week. I would temper some enthusiasm ad Philly's defense has not looked real good to this point but Best showed why so many owners wanted him. Something like 5 TDs in 2 games will have that affect. The Vikes only allow 3.7 ypc on the ground. The percentages are with me this week so I'll say that Best will be hard pressed to find the end zone this week. Vikes cannot ignore Calvin Johnson but they will make it a priority to stop Best. Somewhere in the 12-18 range for him this week.

Matt Forte – The only reason he is an auto start each week is that he is involved heavily with the pass offense. He isn't running the ball particularly well but he manages to gobble up receptions and has scored 3 TDs thru the air so far. 2.9 ypc but 12 receptions/180/3TDs so far, guy has absorbed Mike Martz offense beautifully. I would look for more receptions for him. He's on pace for 96 receptions and about 1,500 yds receiving plus 24 TDs…I know it won't continue but the numbers are pretty shocking.

DeAngelo Williams – If Fox weren't such an awful HC I might green light DeAngelo again this weekas Cinci allows almost 5 yds a clip on defense. And since Clausen is a rookie and since the Bengals secondary is pretty tight, you have to assume the game plan is attack attack attack that front seven with everything they got. I would run a 2 TE formation and run it right at Cinci all day. If Carolina could somehow establish the run they have a chance for a mild upset in this one.
These are my 4 choices this week and you've pretty much nailed it as far as my thoughts on their matchups this week. I've been tempted to start Forte and Best in my PPR league but the matchup with Minnesota has me second guessing all week. Can I really sit him after his 2 week start? I'm in a wait-and-see approach with Williams. He'll probably be on my bench until he shows me something. That narrows it down to either Bradshaw or Best as my second RB. Bradshaw is probably the safer play but the thought of sitting Best only to see him blow up again isn't appealing either.
I would go with the 1st 2 names you brought up and not blink. Based on the info we have and have seen the 1st 2 weeks it would seem like the most logical choice.
 
Knowshon Moreno out vs. Indy Week 3

Posted Fri Sep 24th by Kyle

Knowshon Moreno has sustained an injury in practice this week that will keep him out against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels just announced.

McDaniels said he expects recently acquired running backs Laurence Maroney and Andre Brown to aid Correll Buckhalter and contribute in the running game.

Hey guys, looks like Moreno might be out this weekend, heads up.

 
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Ahmad Bradshaw – He wasn't bad in NFL terms with 17/89 last week but owners were expecting Arian Foster like numbers and again I mentioned for you to not chase points. I also broke the game down from week 1 and mentioned that a lot his damage was done late in the 4th and when the Giants had a lead. I expect Bradshaw to see plenty of action in a good close game this week but Brandon Jacobs is frustrated right now and it will be interesting to see if Coughlin gives in a little bit and tries to get Jacobs more involved in the game. Jacobs had chances in week 1 but didn't cash them in.

Jahvid Best – I doubt an owner in any league the rest of the season will sit this guy. He moved to RB1 status in 1 week. I would temper some enthusiasm ad Philly's defense has not looked real good to this point but Best showed why so many owners wanted him. Something like 5 TDs in 2 games will have that affect. The Vikes only allow 3.7 ypc on the ground. The percentages are with me this week so I'll say that Best will be hard pressed to find the end zone this week. Vikes cannot ignore Calvin Johnson but they will make it a priority to stop Best. Somewhere in the 12-18 range for him this week.

Matt Forte – The only reason he is an auto start each week is that he is involved heavily with the pass offense. He isn't running the ball particularly well but he manages to gobble up receptions and has scored 3 TDs thru the air so far. 2.9 ypc but 12 receptions/180/3TDs so far, guy has absorbed Mike Martz offense beautifully. I would look for more receptions for him. He's on pace for 96 receptions and about 1,500 yds receiving plus 24 TDs…I know it won't continue but the numbers are pretty shocking.

DeAngelo Williams – If Fox weren't such an awful HC I might green light DeAngelo again this weekas Cinci allows almost 5 yds a clip on defense. And since Clausen is a rookie and since the Bengals secondary is pretty tight, you have to assume the game plan is attack attack attack that front seven with everything they got. I would run a 2 TE formation and run it right at Cinci all day. If Carolina could somehow establish the run they have a chance for a mild upset in this one.
These are my 4 choices this week and you've pretty much nailed it as far as my thoughts on their matchups this week. I've been tempted to start Forte and Best in my PPR league but the matchup with Minnesota has me second guessing all week. Can I really sit him after his 2 week start? I'm in a wait-and-see approach with Williams. He'll probably be on my bench until he shows me something. That narrows it down to either Bradshaw or Best as my second RB. Bradshaw is probably the safer play but the thought of sitting Best only to see him blow up again isn't appealing either.
I would go with the 1st 2 names you brought up and not blink. Based on the info we have and have seen the 1st 2 weeks it would seem like the most logical choice.
And what would you say to a guy who is in a non-ppr and has to choose 2 of the 3 above not named Forte? Best has to be in the lineup but I just can't decide between Deangelo and Bradshaw.
 
Ahmad Bradshaw – He wasn't bad in NFL terms with 17/89 last week but owners were expecting Arian Foster like numbers and again I mentioned for you to not chase points. I also broke the game down from week 1 and mentioned that a lot his damage was done late in the 4th and when the Giants had a lead. I expect Bradshaw to see plenty of action in a good close game this week but Brandon Jacobs is frustrated right now and it will be interesting to see if Coughlin gives in a little bit and tries to get Jacobs more involved in the game. Jacobs had chances in week 1 but didn't cash them in.

Jahvid Best – I doubt an owner in any league the rest of the season will sit this guy. He moved to RB1 status in 1 week. I would temper some enthusiasm ad Philly's defense has not looked real good to this point but Best showed why so many owners wanted him. Something like 5 TDs in 2 games will have that affect. The Vikes only allow 3.7 ypc on the ground. The percentages are with me this week so I'll say that Best will be hard pressed to find the end zone this week. Vikes cannot ignore Calvin Johnson but they will make it a priority to stop Best. Somewhere in the 12-18 range for him this week.

Matt Forte – The only reason he is an auto start each week is that he is involved heavily with the pass offense. He isn't running the ball particularly well but he manages to gobble up receptions and has scored 3 TDs thru the air so far. 2.9 ypc but 12 receptions/180/3TDs so far, guy has absorbed Mike Martz offense beautifully. I would look for more receptions for him. He's on pace for 96 receptions and about 1,500 yds receiving plus 24 TDs…I know it won't continue but the numbers are pretty shocking.

DeAngelo Williams – If Fox weren't such an awful HC I might green light DeAngelo again this weekas Cinci allows almost 5 yds a clip on defense. And since Clausen is a rookie and since the Bengals secondary is pretty tight, you have to assume the game plan is attack attack attack that front seven with everything they got. I would run a 2 TE formation and run it right at Cinci all day. If Carolina could somehow establish the run they have a chance for a mild upset in this one.
These are my 4 choices this week and you've pretty much nailed it as far as my thoughts on their matchups this week. I've been tempted to start Forte and Best in my PPR league but the matchup with Minnesota has me second guessing all week. Can I really sit him after his 2 week start? I'm in a wait-and-see approach with Williams. He'll probably be on my bench until he shows me something. That narrows it down to either Bradshaw or Best as my second RB. Bradshaw is probably the safer play but the thought of sitting Best only to see him blow up again isn't appealing either.
I would go with the 1st 2 names you brought up and not blink. Based on the info we have and have seen the 1st 2 weeks it would seem like the most logical choice.
And what would you say to a guy who is in a non-ppr and has to choose 2 of the 3 above not named Forte? Best has to be in the lineup but I just can't decide between Deangelo and Bradshaw.
Alright so you got Best, that's good. You can play it 2 ways. Start Bradshaw and just be happy that likely gets 15-18 touches in the game, maybe more, and hopefully he can rack up close to 100 yds and maybe even a TD, that's likely the upside. Or you can roll the dice on a better talent that hasn't done much yet hoping he plays lights out against Cinci who seems to have a soft rush defense. I tell you I probably lean Bradshaw as Cinci knows Clausen can't hurt them. If DeAngelo start coming around you have more weeks down the road to play him. Bradhsaw is probably 8-12 points maybe a little more. DeAngleo could leave you with 5 again this week.

But it's your team and you can think about for another 24-48 hours :thumbup:

 
Just updating, I added Buckhalter

Correll Buckhalter - I would look at him if you are in a pinch. He has the ability to catch balls which might prove very handy in a game where Denver figures to have to score a lot in order to keep pace with Indy. Some of his highlights last year include 106 total yds, 92 yds+5 receptions, 75 yds+4 receptions, 46 yds+6 receptions, 128 total yds+3 receptions...he can fill in and gather up double digit points. Maroney is not ready to do much.

 
Giants Center Shaun O'Hara (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday vs Titans.

Giants pleased with Adam Koets' development, believe he's earned right to start on offensive line http://bit.ly/aWVmdl

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo

"Pleased with Koets development" :goodposting: I don't believe a word of it. This is all coach speak. Koets was terrible in camp and the preseason. His snaps often ended up on the ground and he allowed pressure right up the middle.

In the preseason, when O'Hara was out, Koets played so poorly that the Giants put Beatty @ LT, Diehl @ LG and Seubert @ C for the last two preseason games. Now Beatty is out with a broken foot. Shawn Andrews is practicing at LT, but must not be ready for the team to move Diehl to LG.

If O'Hara is out, look for other options than Bradshaw. Jacobs, he wasn't going to do anything while he's in Coughlin's doghouse.

 
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Giants Center Shaun O'Hara (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday vs Titans.

Giants pleased with Adam Koets' development, believe he's earned right to start on offensive line http://bit.ly/aWVmdl

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo

"Pleased with Koets development" :lmao: I don't believe a word of it. This is all coach speak. Koets was terrible in camp and the preseason. His snaps often ended up on the ground and he allowed pressure right up the middle.

If O'Hara is out, look for other options than Bradshaw. Jacobs, he wasn't going to do anything while he's in Coughlin's doghouse.
I encourage anyone to post OL injuries, they can be crucial in trying to figure out whether to play a guy or not. Outstanding netnalp. :lmao:

 
Great thread as usual MOP

I have a good problem to have this week for my #2RB, the Frenchmen Pierre Thomas or Clinton Portis.

I was leaning Thomas all the way until I noticed that you had Portis in green for the week.

Do you like one better than the other?

 
Clinton Portis (wrist) is listed as questionable for Week 3 despite practicing fully each day this week.

The Skins did list a number of players (also LaRon Landry) as "questionable" who are expected to play, but this is a situation to monitor. Portis was spotted icing his right forearm/wrist area in the second half of Week 2, and the Skins signed Ryan Torain off the practice squad Friday afternoon. Skins-Rams has a 1:00ET start, so we'll know Portis' status around noon on Sunday.

So does this lower Portis?

 
Clinton Portis (wrist) is listed as questionable for Week 3 despite practicing fully each day this week.The Skins did list a number of players (also LaRon Landry) as "questionable" who are expected to play, but this is a situation to monitor. Portis was spotted icing his right forearm/wrist area in the second half of Week 2, and the Skins signed Ryan Torain off the practice squad Friday afternoon. Skins-Rams has a 1:00ET start, so we'll know Portis' status around noon on Sunday. So does this lower Portis?
I don't see where they have a lot of options other than Portis right now. Unfortunately we may not know until Sunday morning.
 
Moreno is out, therefore Maroney might start...Buckhalter is the only other guy, I thought it made sense as a "hey this might happen" type deal...

 
I actually think Ronnie Brown is going to be a nice suprise this week. Losing Revis means the Jets can't be as agressive as they like to be. The Miami OL is built to run and Brown is healthy. I like him for a 100 total yards and a TD this week.

 
Sure, but MoP is making it sound like it's some kind of report/rumor coming from somewhere that isn't his own head. Nothing wrong with total guesswork to a certain extent...just phrase it as such.

 
I actually think Ronnie Brown is going to be a nice suprise this week. Losing Revis means the Jets can't be as agressive as they like to be. The Miami OL is built to run and Brown is healthy. I like him for a 100 total yards and a TD this week.
Jets will run blitz to stop the run and force the poorly performing Henne to try and beat them.
 
Sure, but MoP is making it sound like it's some kind of report/rumor coming from somewhere that isn't his own head. Nothing wrong with total guesswork to a certain extent...just phrase it as such.
From Roto:

Moreno

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Knowshon Moreno pulled his hamstring in Friday's practice.

Moreno, who's been ruled out for Week 3, reportedly did not pull the same hamstring that he partially tore in training camp. There's no way to tell know long he'll be out, but Laurence Maroney might be the favorite for carries in Denver's backfield going forward. Correll Buckhalter is the veteran of the group, but is playing poorly. Andre Brown doesn't figure to be a big factor. Sep. 24 - 2:08 pm et

Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter

 
Clinton Portis (wrist) is listed as questionable for Week 3 despite practicing fully each day this week.The Skins did list a number of players (also LaRon Landry) as "questionable" who are expected to play, but this is a situation to monitor. Portis was spotted icing his right forearm/wrist area in the second half of Week 2, and the Skins signed Ryan Torain off the practice squad Friday afternoon. Skins-Rams has a 1:00ET start, so we'll know Portis' status around noon on Sunday. So does this lower Portis?
I don't see where they have a lot of options other than Portis right now. Unfortunately we may not know until Sunday morning.
I read somewhere that they signed Ryan Torrain off their practice squad to serve as the 3rd RB
 
Sure, but MoP is making it sound like it's some kind of report/rumor coming from somewhere that isn't his own head. Nothing wrong with total guesswork to a certain extent...just phrase it as such.
From Roto:

Moreno

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Knowshon Moreno pulled his hamstring in Friday's practice.

Moreno, who's been ruled out for Week 3, reportedly did not pull the same hamstring that he partially tore in training camp. There's no way to tell know long he'll be out, but Laurence Maroney might be the favorite for carries in Denver's backfield going forward. Correll Buckhalter is the veteran of the group, but is playing poorly. Andre Brown doesn't figure to be a big factor. Sep. 24 - 2:08 pm et

Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter
First off, that's nowhere near saying Maroney might be starting. More importantly, if you're gunning to be staff you think you'd be able to know you should at least SAY where you're hearing stuff from, nevermind actually linking the source...
 
Sure, but MoP is making it sound like it's some kind of report/rumor coming from somewhere that isn't his own head. Nothing wrong with total guesswork to a certain extent...just phrase it as such.
From Roto:

Moreno

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Knowshon Moreno pulled his hamstring in Friday's practice.

Moreno, who's been ruled out for Week 3, reportedly did not pull the same hamstring that he partially tore in training camp. There's no way to tell know long he'll be out, but Laurence Maroney might be the favorite for carries in Denver's backfield going forward. Correll Buckhalter is the veteran of the group, but is playing poorly. Andre Brown doesn't figure to be a big factor. Sep. 24 - 2:08 pm et

Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter
ALSO THIS...9/24/2010 2:24:00 PM et

Updating previous items, coach Josh McDaniels did mention Correll Buckhalter at Friday's press conference as one of the Broncos' running back options with Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) out.

The Broncos don't view Buckhalter as more than a change of pace back, however, so it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old being thrust into a featured role after averaging 2.0 yards per carry in the first two games. Laurence Maroney does have a history of "carrying the load" in a McDaniels offense. We strongly suspect Maroney will lead the team in touches against the Colts.

Source: Denver Post

 
Maroney hardly has a history of carrying the load...and didn't Buckhalter do just fine last year for McDaniels when he had to carry the load?

 
Clinton Portis (wrist) is listed as questionable for Week 3 despite practicing fully each day this week.The Skins did list a number of players (also LaRon Landry) as "questionable" who are expected to play, but this is a situation to monitor. Portis was spotted icing his right forearm/wrist area in the second half of Week 2, and the Skins signed Ryan Torain off the practice squad Friday afternoon. Skins-Rams has a 1:00ET start, so we'll know Portis' status around noon on Sunday. So does this lower Portis?
I don't see where they have a lot of options other than Portis right now. Unfortunately we may not know until Sunday morning.
I read somewhere that they signed Ryan Torrain off their practice squad to serve as the 3rd RB
Um, in the post that you quoted above? :thumbup:
 
Picked up Tolbert off waivers. Our league(10 teams) has a restricted roster limits. Each team must carry only 4 rb's throughout the season. May seem weird but when injuries occur there's still some backs available that can help your team. I have MBII(riding pine), Jahvid Best(definite starter), Ronnie Brown and Mike Tolbert. We start 2 rb's. I was set to start Tolbert figuring he'd get a shot at a goal line td and maybe a few yards. Looked at Browns stats last year in week 5 against the Jets. He had 21 carries, 74 yards and 2 td's. I know the Jets D is a little dinged so I think Brownie has a decent shot at repeating those numbers from last year. Some may think Tolbert will be gold this week and that could prove to be true but Brown's at home in Miami and I'm taking my chances with him over Tolbert. VERY GOOD thread MOP. Brings up a lot of valid points, analysis and discussions on probably the hardest position in fantasy football to figure out and get things right for your weekly lineup. Your RB's thread is very crucial to all of us, especially if you want to be successful at FF. I know many of us are always looking forward to your post. Great job. Keep up the good work.

 
Sure, but MoP is making it sound like it's some kind of report/rumor coming from somewhere that isn't his own head. Nothing wrong with total guesswork to a certain extent...just phrase it as such.
From Roto:

Moreno

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Knowshon Moreno pulled his hamstring in Friday's practice.

Moreno, who's been ruled out for Week 3, reportedly did not pull the same hamstring that he partially tore in training camp. There's no way to tell know long he'll be out, but Laurence Maroney might be the favorite for carries in Denver's backfield going forward. Correll Buckhalter is the veteran of the group, but is playing poorly. Andre Brown doesn't figure to be a big factor. Sep. 24 - 2:08 pm et

Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter
ALSO THIS...9/24/2010 2:24:00 PM et

Updating previous items, coach Josh McDaniels did mention Correll Buckhalter at Friday's press conference as one of the Broncos' running back options with Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) out.

The Broncos don't view Buckhalter as more than a change of pace back, however, so it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old being thrust into a featured role after averaging 2.0 yards per carry in the first two games. Laurence Maroney does have a history of "carrying the load" in a McDaniels offense. We strongly suspect Maroney will lead the team in touches against the Colts.

Source: Denver Post
BustedKnuckles, can you please provide a link to that information from the Denver Post? I could not find it. What I found was this:http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_16165309

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Chaos has become the new normal for the Denver Broncos' running game.

Knowshon Moreno is out again after pulling his left hamstring during practice Thursday and Correll Buckhalter is expected to start in his place when the Broncos (1-1) face the Colts on Sunday.

 
Are people going to roll with Buckhalter today? Seems like the most logical play and he should be in line to rack up 60-75 total yds, a couple receptions, and I would say he has a 50/50 shot at hitting the end zone.

I believe Addai will play a significant part today because of the WRs out for Indy. They need Addai and his receiving skills...4-5 receptions today would not surprise me. You will see Donald Brown used in the running game though. 10-12+ carries for him depending on the score in the game. If Indy blows them out I would expect a lot of Brown in the 2nd half.

 
I would definitely play Buckhalter in PPR leagues. He should be good for at least 10+ points.

I have my own dilemma deciding which Colts players to start: Collie or Addai. I keep flipping them back and forth in my active lineup. I really think Ima roll with Collie over Addai

 
We all saw how the rain in KC affected the Chargers, so my feeling is that they'll lean on Tolbert in the redzone.

 

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