Ask the Experts
Posted Oct. 18 at 06:15 AM
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them:
Which backup running back do you believe will have the most value the rest of the way?
After watching the Rams and Dolphins duke it out from week #6, and how awful one of my all time favorite players is. (That would be Steven Jackson). Daryl Richardson looks like the #2 back to have for the rest of the year. I think we could see a whole lot of him after the Rams get past their week #9 bye.
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Rather than name the obvious “other” BUF RB (depending on who you think is the #1 and #2 there), I nominate Daryl Richardson. STL looks like a timeshare at RB and lately it is more of a 50/50 share. Steven Jackson gets the third down situations where pass protection is critical while Richardson gets more and more of the 1st and 2nd down opportunities. He has over 100 yards and a 5+ yards per carry average the past two games. I have a sneaky suspicion that Jeff Fisher is trying to find out exactly what he has in the fiery, energetic Richardson.
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I have been a LeGarrette Blount booster for a few years now, due to his blue-collar smash-mouth style of running. Nice to see when given opportunities, he's scoring again--2 TDs in the last 2 weeks. Blount wasn't the problem with the TB offense--it was a return to form for Josh Freeman & Mike Williams, another year of jelling for the O-line, and adding a 2nd playmaking WR in Vincent Jackson. Honorable mention may end up going to Jerry Jones's favorite son, Felix Jones, the former Cowboy incumbent, if Murray pulls a Wally Pipp and his injury lingers on. Ben "Michael Turner, Jr." Tate has to be in the discussion. Turner had to wait his turn behind LT for years; such is the burden for Tate, toiling behind Arian Foster. Foster is the best one-legged RB in the game, and if his hammy finally pops, then Tate will be set free and could finally be a force to be reckoned with.
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I am going to go with Peyton Hillis. I was high on him coming into the season and he's kind of been forgotten about due to his injury and Jamaal Charles success. The Chiefs want, and need, to run the ball as often as possible with their QB situation and Charles just cannot handle his current workload the whole season. Thomas Jones had a lot of value back when Charles was dominating the league two years ago, and I think Hillis will be able to come in and make a huge impact, whether Charles gets nicked up or not. He showed very well in the preseason and was poised for a large role before the injury, and he should be good to go following the Chiefs bye week.
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Mike Goodson jumped off the screen in Week 6, putting a long run and a long reception on the tape. It added up to 96 yards on just five touches. Darren McFadden isn't going to be benched, but history tells us he'll eventually get hurt - he's never played more than 13 games in any season. Goodson might be a little undersized at 210 pounds, but he's clearly Oakland's second-best running back.
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I like Daryl Richardson to be that guy. He is closing on meeting Steven Jackson in an even time share, and the rookie's big-play nature gives the offense something the high-mileage Jackson simply cannot offer any longer. He has several tough matchups coming up, although all it takes is one long run, as you witnessed last week, for him to jump into the relevant category for fantasy flex worthiness.
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RB Michael Bush will see plenty of goal carries leading to scores for the rest of 2012.
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We were high on the Giants' David Wilson coming into the season and we still believe. Wilson is remarkably talented and Ahmad Bradshaw still has higher than average injury risk (he missed four games last year due to a crack in his foot, and has has several surgeries). Likewise, we remain sky-high on San Francisco's Kendall Hunter. He has the potential for Top 10 type returns and Frank Gore also carries above average injury risk. As a super deep sleeper, Miami's Lamar Miller could surprise. Daniel Thomas is banged up giving Miller a potentially open door to the starting gig if Reggie Bush were to get hurt. Miller has legit 4.4 speed.
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I'm reluctant to say Felix Jones, because it seems like I've spent the past couple of years ripping him for dropped passes and running into blocker and whatnot. But DeMarco Murray has a foot injury, and those can sometimes sideline running backs for a while, so I could see Felix starting in Dallas for several weeks. The other backup I need to mention is Kendall Hunter. I expect Frank Gore to either wear down in the season's second half, or see his workload lightened to keep him fresh for the latter stages, resulting in more work for the talented Hunter.
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Posted by KURT SCHWARZ | Oct. 18 at 08:47 AM
what 2 receivers would be the best start this week? A. Brown Cruz T. Smith
Posted by Nick Waterbury | Oct. 18 at 10:44 AM
Andy, Luck or Romo. Mike Wallace, Jordy Nelson, Dez Bryant, or Reggie Wayne. Can start 2 WRs. Thanks
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Oct. 18 at 11:00 AM
Kurt I would bench Smith. Seems more hit or miss. Nick I would use Romo. The WRs are all pretty similar. I would be unable to bench Nelson after last week. No. 2 would be either Wallace or Wayne. Probably Bryant, although if you're nervous having two Cowboys, Wayne. Might make sense to not pair the QB and WR.
Posted by PETER DEBIASE | Oct. 18 at 01:10 PM
Andy: I think we learned last week that Lynch is not matchup proof and he has another tough matchup tonight (I say that even though Bradshaw gashed them last week). I'm leaning toward benching him. I have Dancing CJ and Ridley as RB starts, Jordy and Dez as WR starts and Den. Moore as flex start (liked him last week, like him just as much this week and Palmer is my starting QB who I also like). Other options are S-Jax and Mendy, neither of whom I like. What do you think?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Oct. 18 at 05:41 PM
Posted by Robert Song | Oct. 20 at 09:52 AM
Gents: I can start two of the following four: Alex green, Brandon Lloyd, Torrey Smith or Randall Cobb. my backs are Rice and Peterson and AJ Green is my other receiver. League rewards double points for TDs over 50 yards. Thanks for your input.
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