Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Sep 2009

RB Week 1 Question -- Help before Titans/Steelers!!

Hi guys,

I've got to play 3 RB (2 RB, 1 Flex), and I'm not sure who to play.

Maurice Jones-Drew is a lock, so pick 2 out of three.

Fred Jackson vs NE
Darren Sproles vs OAK
LenDale White vs PIT

White is a TD machine, but TD volatility worries me, particularly against a stalwart PIT defense.

I'm hoping somebody can sell me on Sproles vs OAK -- potentially a blowout situation with Sproles seeing major action. Feeling good about that....

Fred Jackson is productive in both phases of the game -- and he should get all the looks while Lynch is suspended.

Standard scoring format, except a 5 point bonus for eclipsing 100 yards receiving and/or rushing.

I'm leaning towards MJD, Sproles and F-Jax.


Posted by: TheMike on 10 Sep 2009

2 replies , Last at 12 Sep 2009, 9:02am by TheMike

Re: RB Week 1 Question -- Help before Titans/Steelers!!
by Zheng :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 7:03pm

Agreed. Sproles should get plenty of garbage time against poor Oakland. FJax has less backfield competition and has a slightly easier run D than LenDale this week.

Re: RB Week 1 Question -- Help before Titans/Steelers!!
by TheMike :: Sat, 09/12/2009 - 9:02am

Thanks zhengyiquan,

You helped me dodge a bullet by benching White :)

My biggest weakness in FF is that I make good decisions, but then I tend to overthink them and second guess myself into making poor ones.

A simple confirmation of what I was already thinking made things much easier for me.

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