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09 Oct 2010

A. Bradshaw vs. R. Mathews

Mathews has the better matchup (perhaps the best in the league), and despite flashes of brilliance, he's been lackluster in production terms. Also, seems as if Mike Tolbert will get a good amount of carries.

Both backs are a little gimpy right now. Bradshaw has been solid so far.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: Arjen.Robben on 09 Oct 2010

2 replies , Last at 11 Oct 2010, 1:45am by tally

Re: A. Bradshaw vs. R. Mathews
by tally :: Sat, 10/09/2010 - 7:51pm

I would go with Bradshaw. Tolbert will vulture goal line carries and touches in general, while Bradshaw has a more solid hold on all RB duties in NY. There is concern that Oakland is weaker against the run and Houston weaker against the pass, but you just hope that NY's passing game puts them in scoring situations more often, and SD's offense still goes through the air, regardless of matchup.

Re: A. Bradshaw vs. R. Mathews
by tally :: Mon, 10/11/2010 - 1:45am

Well, uninspiring days by both, and each got a goalline carry vultured by a backfield mate.

I'm quite concerned about Tolbert getting more touches than Mathews in general, or I would be if I owned Mathews. I expect that Bradshaw's workload was conservative due to his questionable status earlier in the week.

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