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westbrook whos starting him? (1 Viewer)

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Whats the status on Westbrook?

How Hurt is he?

Would you have him on you roster if you had to decide by noon sunday?

 
I am dealing with this right now. I have to start 3 running backs... I already have Gore, and Fred Taylor in... and I can't decide whether to start Westbrook, or Michael Bush.

 
these types of decisions depend on your alternatives. bush....i think i'd go with that because of mcfadden's injury.

my choices are ahman green, booker, or leon washington....that said, my strategy is going to be to wait until game time, and start him if he's active and start booker if he's not. I realize booker ain't going to do anything, but neither is leon or ahman.....booker allows me to wait.

 
Hey Guys I used to have this same problem for years, but we just went this year to being able to put your player in right before the game. If you do also but do not have other choices then I say go with someone else just because I have been burned too many times on putting in a questionable player and them not playing. A few points are better then none. Yeah he may play, but you have to go the safer route and be sure you get some points.

 
I am more concerned with the, he'll play, but then maybe in a limited role. I have C-Buck as well as an alternative RB. If Westbrook was out, I put CBuck in. If Westy plays whole game, he goes in. I am more conerned that he will try to go and then I wouldn't know if he would finish or role the dice and still play CBuck.

 
If you have an early lineup decision and ANY type of alternative, I cannot see rolling with Westy. He has admitted to having a high ankle sprain, which traditionally takes 4-6 weeks to heal. This is week 1 following the injury. He also has not practiced AT ALL, so you would be truly rolling the dice here and I would estimate his chances of playing at 20% tops based on the info we currently have.

 
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Nope...Philly plays Sunday night... THere's no way you can consider starting Westy unless you have Buck.

 
I have him and he is on my bench. I think if he does play, it won't be much. I don't want to risk 0 points from my RB.

 
As a rule I would never start someone that didn't practice all week. In this case, wit it being a night game, there's absolutely no way I start him unless it was such a deep league that my alternative was a guy unlikely to get more than a handful of carries in the best of circumstances.

 
As a rule I would never start someone that didn't practice all week. In this case, wit it being a night game, there's absolutely no way I start him unless it was such a deep league that my alternative was a guy unlikely to get more than a handful of carries in the best of circumstances.
Yeah - that's where I am at, I have Ray Rice vs. PIT, Chester Taylor vs. TEN (with foot issue) or Fred Jackson - it looks like a gamble on Westbrook or a few points with Jackson.
 
The thing that makes me want to start him is the fact that there isn't any serious injury... and he has been seeing trotting (in a nimble fashion) without problems down a set of stairs. I can definitely see the Eagles just letting him rest his ankle all week long, and then sending him out there Sunday Night. Being a night game... that is just another half a day that his ankle can rest. I have had these types of injuries before. Painful as hell for the first night, second day. Later in the second day you can walk on it better. 3rd day it is sore, but you can walk around. After that... outside of a little soreness... you can basically do whatever you want on it. Hell, I have been back in action a week after a badly sprained ankle (ankle the size of a baseball).... let alone a simple strain with no ligament damage.

It was reported mid-week that Westbrook didn't even have any swelling in the ankle, and that it was just sore. I can see them sitting him down in practice because of soreness.... but I don't see him missing a game for it.

I just don't know.

 
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I read he has 10% chance of playing. And that if he doesn't go C Buck won't get a ton of work. He will get 10-12 but Booker will be involved in passing plays.

Take that FWIW.

 
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Why would anyone chance it? Just makes no sense to me unless, as I said before, your alternatives were just abysmal.

 
I am leaving Westy on the bench. I have a tough match-up this week and need all the points I can get; I am going with MJD and LBJ (even against a tough Minny D).

 
I read he has 10% chance of playing. And that if he doesn't go C Buck won't get a ton of work. He will get 10-12 but Booker will be involved in passing plays.Take that FWIW.
interesting. where'd you read that? i have westbrook and booker -- currently planning on sitting them both for thomas jones. if booker is supposed to get a lot of work, that makes it a closer call...
 
I read he has 10% chance of playing. And that if he doesn't go C Buck won't get a ton of work. He will get 10-12 but Booker will be involved in passing plays.

Take that FWIW.
interesting. where'd you read that? i have westbrook and booker -- currently planning on sitting them both for thomas jones. if booker is supposed to get a lot of work, that makes it a closer call...
http://www.kffl.com/article.php/93985/512
The latest on Philadelphia Eagles back Brian Westbrook (ankle): Our source said he has a "10 percent" chance of playing this week. He's a game-time decision.

Eagles back Correll Buckhalter won't see a ton of work if Westy can't go - probably around a dozen carries. They'll probably attack more downfield given the Bears' strong run D, and the team will mix in Lorenzo Booker, especially on passing plays that would normally be run for Westbrook.
 
I have him benched for Stewart & Mendenhall. One should get in the endzone, and the other should have 20 carries. That said, with Westy on my bench, y'all should start him w/ confidence.

 
This is just the annual "Westbrook sitting out an early season night game while listed as questionable all week after it's too late to pull him out of your lineup" phonomenon. Happened two years ago on MNF against Green Bay, happened last year in the "Winston Justice" game against the Giants. No way I get burned by this 3 years in a row. It's not even that great of a matchup anyway (4th rated rush defense)

 

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