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06 Oct 2009

Week 5 RB's

Standard scoring. I have to start one of the following:

Marshawn Lynch v. CLE, Fred Jackson v. CLE, or Ray Rice v. CIN? I also have Bradshaw v. OAK, but I'm saving him for the day Jacobs gets hurt.

Posted by: BucNasty on 06 Oct 2009

13 replies , Last at 09 Oct 2009, 6:42pm by Snowglare

Re: Week 5 RB's
by galactic_dev :: Wed, 10/07/2009 - 1:32am

Since you're not sure of the carries split of the Buffalo rbs, start Ray Rice who has great potential.

I'm deciding between Rashard Mendenhall @Detroit or Tim Hightower hosting Houston. Advice?

by Snowglare :: Wed, 10/07/2009 - 5:20am

Mendenhall. If Parker gets a clean bill of health and is announced as the starter, still Mendenhall.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by Ten Drink Drunk :: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 4:03am

RB2 Roulette Week 5:

Fred Jackson (CLE)
Julius Jones (JAC)
Thomas Jones (@MIA)
Knowshon Moreno (NE)

I have Fred Jackson plugged in at RB2 at the moment due to the match up, but am concerned about the split carries. I'm considering Moreno especially now that Buck is hurt. Standard Yahoo! scoring, no PPR. Any advice?

Re: Week 5 RB's
by Fontes of Wayne :: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 9:09am

Tough to give up Jackson's matchup, but with Buckhalter out, Moreno's the better option.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by galactic_dev :: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 12:56pm

Yeah, Moreno will definitely get carries for Denver.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by krugerindustria... :: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 7:02pm

I need 2 of Julius Jones v jax, Rice v cin and Mendenhall @ det. I'm thinking that mendenhall will be the big risk/reward guy with the other 2 being the safe plays. Might depend on who my opponent has, what do you guys think?

Mendenhall and Rice
by Snowglare :: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 7:44pm

I'd say Mendenhall's the safest play. His team's the most likely to take a big lead and run, run, run in the second half, and it doesn't look like FWP'll play this week. Rice is far more explosive and consistent than Julius, with at least 75 total yards in every game this season.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by DrunkenSuperman :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 8:19am

I have Mendenhall @ Det. as a lock this week, but have to choose two more from these disappointments and/or bad matchups:

S. Jackson vs. MIN
Slaton @ ARI
R. Brown vs. NYJ

Right now I have Jackson benched as the guy on the bad team most likely to be blown out. Is this the right call?

Looks about right to me.
by Snowglare :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 8:47am

Jackson's the only Ram I'd want to play right now, and against the Vikings I'd sit him, too. Brown doesn't have a good matchup, either, but I like his chances better. Slaton... Well, I guess his matchup is bad, too, and the Texans figure to get into a shootout. If the Rams weren't so inept that Minnesota could realistically put 8 or 9 guys in the box, I'd lean towards Jackson. He has a high floor, but with no supporting cast, his upside is limited.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by carrera.bill@gm... :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 10:07am

S.Jackson @ MIN or M.Moore @ DET.

ESPN basic scoring, 12 teams. My other starting RB is C Johnson. I also have J.Jones @ JAC(I don't believe he's a better option than Jackson or Moore)

by Snowglare :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 6:42pm

Mewelde's not really an option. He had two fluke TDs last week while barely touching the ball. It was apparent going into the game that Pittsburgh wanted to give Mendenhall the ball, as there was never any talk of Moore starting or having a significant role in the gameplan, and when he stepped up they had no reason to stop. That should continue this week.

Jackson isn't a great start this week, but he'll get all the carries and some catches. He's gained over 60 yards in every game, including two shutouts. Julius will probably outscore Mewelde, too, but he has no guarantee of putting up points in any given week.

Re: Week 5 RB's
by mchini :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 11:07am

Knowshon Moreno (NE)
Lesean McCoy (TB)
Julius Jones (JAX)
Cadillac Williams (PHI)
I'm leaning towards Knowshon/Lesean based on the defensive matchups and the news out of Philly that McCoy and Westbrook will share carries. Cadillac is a good option, but will he be able to score on Philly?

Re: Week 5 RB's
by JuridianSantaal... :: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:47pm

I have a semi-similar situation in my league, and I chose Jones and Moreno. Jones has been good at home, and Jacksonville hasn't been the most amazing D. Moreno, you have to play with the way that O-line is.

McCoy is in a time split and I'd start him with some reservations. Caddy against Philly is a really bad match up - The Eagles D is pretty good, and I can see TB getting behind early and abandoning the run. Then again, the blowout scenario might favor McCoy.

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