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30 Sep 2009

Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?

I have Brandon Jacobs so I'm obviously starting him but I have a RB spot and a flex spot to fill. Last week I filled my flex with Derrick Mason (great choice) but my 2nd RB spot with Ahmad Bradshaw. That was a bad choice because Fred Taylor, Knowshown Moreno, and Willie Parker all had better fantasy days. I'm thinking about starting 2 RBs next week, which two should I choose? Or is choosing one and Derrick Mason the better choice?

Posted by: kaptrap19 on 30 Sep 2009

7 replies , Last at 02 Oct 2009, 3:54pm by Ten Drink Drunk

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by generalzod :: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:18am

I would choose Moreno and Parker. SD is terrible against the run (checkout fftoday pts allowed under STATS tab). Dallas allows like 5 ypc

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Anyone but FWP
by Snowglare :: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 11:23am

It looks like it's finally safe to start Moreno, so I favor him. Parker has turf toe and isn't good anymore. Taylor looked great last week, but there's no indication that Belichick's ready to put the rotation to rest. I'd try to trade him so some other owner can endure the weekly headache. Bradshaw could be a good play in a game where the Giants figure to run for over 200 yards as a team. If he looks healthy enough, I'd start him along with Moreno.

Mason's an OK flex play, better with PPR. I don't expect 100 yards or a TD, let alone both, against a decent team. He'll get 3-7 catches for about 30-70 yards, like he did the first two weeks and most games last year. He torched the Browns for 136 and a score on 9 catches last year, with only one 100-yard game and 4 TDs the rest of the season. Mason's great at avoiding 0s, but he has little upside. Hell, his last multiple-TD game was in 2003. You have a much better chance of 1 TD from any of your RBs (assuming they're reasonably healthy), and an infinitely better chance of 2 or more.

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by Zheng :: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 6:07pm

Moreno for sure, then probably Bradshaw. Parker has a nice matchup but has the dreaded turf toe. I don't think you can play Taylor (or any RB) against the Ravens.

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by kaptrap19 :: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:04pm

I have Rashard Mendenhall as well. Would he be a better start over Taylor, Bradshaw, or Parker? Thanks guys.

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by Zheng :: Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:12pm

My bad, I didn't realize Bradshaw was hurt as well. You'll have to see how Parker and Bradshaw practice Friday. If I had to pick today I'd go Mendenhall, Bradshaw, Taylor, Parker in that order. Rather a lot of risk in that entire group, though.

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by bolanos :: Fri, 10/02/2009 - 12:36am

Consider picking up Mewldee(sp?) Moore. Great hands, good instincts, finds the endzone, and has a solid repor with Big Ben.

Especially in a PPR format.

I am sorry pitt fans, but Rashard Mendenhall sucks.

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Re: Bradshaw, F. Taylor, Moreno, or Parker in Week Four?
by Ten Drink Drunk :: Fri, 10/02/2009 - 3:54pm

I have a somewhat similar question so I'll post it here. I have AP starting, but don't have a reliable RB2 at this point. Standard Yahoo! scoring, no PPR.

RB1: AP
RB2: Julius Jones (@IND), Moreno (DAL), Thomas Jones (@NO), Fred Jackson (@MIA)

Right now I have Julius Jones plugged in, but am considering Moreno as my Seahawks homerism and being a sucker for projections may be clouding my judgment. Any advice?

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