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05 Oct 2013

Week 5 Start 2: Blount/Moreno/Bernard

Any opinions on who I should start this week? I like Moreno, simply because of how good the Broncos offense has been thus far. I would probably lean toward Bernard over Blount, based on talent, but the Patriots are always a very good running team and it seems possible that Blount could approach 18-20 carries with Ridley out.

Posted by: bglass on 05 Oct 2013

2 replies , Last at 07 Oct 2013, 6:42pm by Igloowithac

Re: Week 5 Start 2: Blount/Moreno/Bernard
by Sifter :: Sat, 10/05/2013 - 9:51pm

Blount would definitely be the riskiest selection. Hard to tell how much Bolden will play, and how much Belichick will trust Blount to be on the field. But...as you imply, he might be the guy who scores most out of these 3. I'd say if you're expecting to lose this week, try Blount. If you're thinking your team is on top on paper, cut out the risk and roll with Moreno probably. Bernard probably just as good though.

Re: Week 5 Start 2: Blount/Moreno/Bernard
by Igloowithac :: Mon, 10/07/2013 - 6:42pm

Moreno and Bernard seem to be the safer options. They are also just substantially better players. If gronk plays it might open up that NE offense for everyone (see the opposite Reggie Bush this week when Calvin Johnson was injured). Go for the home run with Blount, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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