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Saints RB2 to own/stash first 4 games? (1 Viewer)

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During Ingram's suspension, for those in redraft or even deeper dynasty leagues, what's the story at camp with this RB2 crew?  It seems like very little intel or movment is out there on who could cover for Ingram a bit and be a viable flex or get GL work, pass catching or spell work for Kamara.  They did put 2 RBs inside the Top 5, so it's a nice little 4 game jolt possibly to one player, but I'm wondering if it's even worth rostering any of them or even stashing one of them in this guessing game?

I get Boston Scott in Dynasty, but who's everyone putting their chips on for the first 4 games, then for 2019 and beyond?  Worth holding someone like Williams or T-West for a possible flex play in a pinch?

Jonathan Williams - looked like he was gifted the job after Ingram's suspension and being on the team late last season.  Showed nice in preseason so far and all reports in '17 were the Saints like what they saw.  One clip I saw of camp, all the RBs were running the ball while a coach swatted them with the bags and Williams fumbled on a love tap.  Not much info on him and if he's looking good or winning the Ingram role.  I stashed him late last year and grabbed him after the Ingram news, but now I'm wondering why they needed to bring in West and Vereen.

Terrance West - clips I see, he looks BIG and round, but solid.  When he rededicated his training/body in Baltimore, he came out on fire and put up nice inside #s, but then he got hurt and Collins put him out of business.  Took a while for him to catch on in FA though, a bit puzzling why?  Some say he's pegged to step right in for Ingram, other say he's a camp body.

Trey Edmunds - had the one breakaway game where he scored and looked like Eddie Lacy in his prime, but other than that seems to be doing something to stick around.  Listed as FB right now though.

Vereen - a late edition off the grocery bagging and insurance salesmen list, but he was always versatile in NE, but how much is left in his tank?  Also injured A LOT, but he fits the PPR/Kamara RB more than T-West and J-Will.  Not seeing this, but who knows.  Seemed like he was a camp body too, but you can see them loving what he can do all over with catching the ball too.

Boston Scott- New edition Sproles clone it sounds like they really like.  

Their first unofficial depth chart on 8/5 lists Vereen as Ingram's backup, followed by T-West and Williams followed by Scott as Kamara's backup.

 
Found this from a Saints columnist answering this question: What do you think that Rb depth chart actually looks like right now? I assumed vereen was the #3 and a third down back, so he wouldn’t play much in the first preseason game. Is he much further back than #3?

Barry Hirstius‏ @BarryHirstius 3h3 hours ago

Nah, I think it's wide open behind Kamara while Ingram's out; and these Pre-Season games will help determine the winner... Right now (regardless of what the depth chart says), it's Kamara West Vereen Scott Williams Edmunds And I GUARANTEE you Boston Scott's not getting cut..

 
Jonathan Williams is apparently the guy to keep your eye on.  He's impressing in camp and looks to get more work in preseason games.

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_9f39b778-9f27-11e8-93c8-67fdf2e9aea7.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
The Advocate's Nick Underhill believes Saints RB Jonathan Williams is "making a run up the depth chart."

Williams played only four snaps in the Saints' preseason opener, finishing with a final rushing line of 4-26-1. He's currently competing with Terrance West (5-10-0 Thursday) to become Mark Ingram's fill-in while the latter is suspended for the first four games. As it stands, Williams has a leg up on goal-line work over West, Shane Vereen, Trey Edmunds, and sixth-round rookie Boston Scott. Aug 13 - 3:44 PM

 
Just a hypothetical I saw on Twitter but what if one of them, presumably Jon Williams, plays well the first month.  Does Ingram become trade bait?  Haven't they been looking to move on from him for a while now?  Similar to ADP in season trade last year.

Just a hypothetical is all. 

 
Just a hypothetical I saw on Twitter but what if one of them, presumably Jon Williams, plays well the first month.  Does Ingram become trade bait?  Haven't they been looking to move on from him for a while now?  Similar to ADP in season trade last year.

Just a hypothetical is all. 
I say this with nothing to back it up - I find it highly unlikely they shop Ingram. Easy to lose how well Ingram played last year in what Kamara did. I don’t see that being replicated by just anybody. Again, nothing to back that up. 

 

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