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22 Sep 2010

Week three options

I would like to drop Ricky Williams and take a gamble with DeShawn Wynn or Keiland Williams? Crazy?

Posted by: mo on 22 Sep 2010

2 replies , Last at 22 Sep 2010, 9:49am by Sahib

Re: Week three options
by fantasy1123 :: Wed, 09/22/2010 - 9:44am

Depends on your running back depth. I just dropped R Bush as my RB4 for Ricky Williams. I don't think DeShawn will be worth much. Ivory will be back soon and the the Saints will divy Bush's touches between L Moore, P Thomas and D Henderson. K Williams is intriguing and is one injury away from being the man in Wash but I'd like to see how they use him first. Portis is in no imminent danger of losing the #1 job. Miami has a brutal schedule the 1st 2/3 of the season but a great playoff schedule for the run, one of the best. Their defense is good this year, will keep games close and Miami will not abandon their rushing attack. Brown will face a lot of tough, physical defenses and is a significant injury risk. If you have enough running back depth, a relatively fresh R Williams could pay huge dividends at the end of the season.

Re: Week three options
by Sahib (not verified) :: Wed, 09/22/2010 - 9:49am

Personally, I would rather hold onto Ricky. Wynn may get time but Chris Ivory beat him out as the 3rd RB. And Chris Ivory is coming back soon. Keiland may get time of Portis gets hurt. But we are still talking about unproven players. Ricky is a proven workhorse in a run-heavy offense. He is in a 50-50 time share right now. Ronnie Brown is beginning his 6th year and has gotten hurt in 3 of those years.

Those are just my thoughts.

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