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25 Sep 2010

J Charles or B Jackson at RB2?

I can't decide between these two in a 10 team PPR league. Charles is obviously the better talent, but he's getting limited carries, and up against the Niners D. Jackson is underwhelming, but he's more or less the only game in town for the Pack, though he's up against Chicago's D.

Looks like they might end up with a similar number of carries against similar quality defenses. Right now I have Charles penciled in as the starter, but I'm thinking about rolling with Jackson instead. Even though Charles is more likely to break a long play with one of his carries, Jackson seems more likely to me to get carries near the goal line. I also have more faith in the Pack's offense moving the ball than the Chiefs'.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: s.diesel on 25 Sep 2010

2 replies , Last at 26 Sep 2010, 1:50am by socctty

Re: J Charles or B Jackson at RB2?
by aireez67 :: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 4:18pm

jackson isnt really the only guy as they have been running alot with Kuhn, who is a FB. I would go charles just because of his upside, and the bears have also been playing good against the run.

Re: J Charles or B Jackson at RB2?
by socctty :: Sun, 09/26/2010 - 1:50am

I'd go with Jackson, although I am not as familiar with the KC situation as others are. As I understand it, he's getting less than half of the carries in KC for some ridiculous reason.

In the end, you've got a guy getting the majority of the carries on one of the league's best offenses. The other guy may be more talented, but he's on a worse offense and his coach isn't giving him the majority of the carries.

That being said, I'm trying to get Charles in my league because I think he will eventually get playing time.

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