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08 Oct 2010

RB2: M Bush or F Jackson?

With Mendenhall on a bye week, I need a fill-in RB. I'm in a 12 team PPR league, and Foster is my other starting RB. Our league has a short bench, and with a lot of guys on bye weeks, I can only pick up one waiver wire RB - Bush and Jackson look like my best options.

Who should I grab? I'm really only looking for production this week. Neither of these guys would be a starter on my team once I have my regulars back. According to PFT, it sounds like McFadden is definitely out this week, and Bush should get a lot of work. Now that Lynch is out, Jackson is now supposedly the clear #1 in Buffalo.

Right now I have Jackson, but am considering dropping him and grabbing Bush. Both are at home, but Oakland's offense seems to be more productive. But I think Jackson may have a slightly more favorable matchup, since I think the Jags will have a let-down game on the road after a big win against Indy (I doubt they're taking the Bills seriously). San Diego's defense seems like it would be a tougher challenge.

Does anybody have any thoughts? Should I just roll w/Jackson since he'll probably have more potential trade value down the road (assuming RunDMC comes back at some point)? Or is Bush the better option?

Posted by: s.diesel on 08 Oct 2010

1 reply , Last at 08 Oct 2010, 9:42pm by tally

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Re: RB2: M Bush or F Jackson?
by tally :: Fri, 10/08/2010 - 9:42pm

I like FJax this week. Oakland should be forced to throw a lot to keep up with SD, and Bush isn't a great pass-catcher.

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