Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Sep 2009

Week 2 Flex Pick

Standard ESPN league I've got a bunch of choices I just don't like for the flex spot.
Cadillac, LJ, Braylon, Berrian, Pierre Thomas,or Louis Murphy.

I really have been leaning towards starting Louis Murphy and need someone to talk me out of it. I can't start a Raiders receiver, can I?

Posted by: BigDerf on 19 Sep 2009

3 replies , Last at 19 Sep 2009, 10:59am by drobviousso

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Re: Week 2 Flex Pick
by Zheng :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 4:48am

Sure you can. He's the only deep threat Oakland has, I think, and therefore the only one who could benefit from JaMarcus' powerful-but-inaccurate arm. Oakland will have to at least keep the Chiefs defense from stacking the box against DMC and Bush. And KC's secondary is not exactly full of win.

That said, I personally would put Caddy in the flex. He's running well, somehow, and you can run on the Bills. Lower ceiling, I suppose, but less likely to come up empty.

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Hey...
by Snowglare :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 7:20am

KC's secondary is one of their strengths. Or it would be if everyone were healthy. If Flowers misses another game, Murphy could be matched up against Maurice Leggett, who's very good at tackling receivers after the catch...

So, yeah, you could do worse. I'd start Braylon, though. He has to wake up sometime, right? Easily the most talented player on your list, and he used to prove it.

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Re: Week 2 Flex Pick
by drobviousso :: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 10:59am

I'd say go with Cadillac while he's healthy

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