#1 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 10:14
Welcome to the Week 5 wrap-up/Week 6 look ahead for RBs! Notes from the last week are here:
Things I'll be looking forward to tracking:
1) Tampa Bay RB playing time
2) Tarik Cohen/Jordan Howard playing time split
3) Mike Davis> Rashaad Penny?
Auxiliary items I'm tracking:
1) How much does it cost to build a trebuchet? I'm planning on using it to launch Mike McCoy over the ramparts.
Ranks for guys who might be on waivers and the order I'd pick them up in:
Tier 1: Alfred Morris (I dropped him for Corey Clement last week and screwed up my waiver bid. I don't own him. RIP), Corey Clement/Wendell Smallwood, RoJo (possible breakout game. If you can afford to not plug him in, that's fine. I'd wait and see as well)
Tier 2: Chris Carson, Mike Davis,
Tier 3: Samaje Perine, Ito Smith, Peyton Barber
Tier 3.5: Ty Montgomery, Kyle Juszczyk (PPR leagues only), Theo Riddick
Tier 4: Chase Edmonds, Roc Thomas, Chase Edmonds
#3 By: Adam Eraky, October 10th, 2018 13:34
I will be keeping an eye on Tampa's RB situation very, very closely. How much courage do you need to plug him into a lineup this week lol?
I'd suggest more of a cannon than trebuchet - McCoy deserves to be launched into the sun for his egregious use of DJ thus far.
Underrated but not forgotten - Pete Carroll. What were they thinking drafting an RB in the 1st round and then essentially red-shirting him. Le sigh.
#4 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 13:38
Yeah. I wrote up a chunk on Carroll/Schotty, but didn't bother publishing it. The sadness knows no lower limit. They could've used one of the guards that went right after Rashaad Penny instead.... idiots.
Also - it depends on your RB corps. I'm debating between Aaron Jones and RoJo as my RB2 in one league, since James White is my other RB.
In another league I'm choosing between: Chubb, Tevin Coleman, Ekeler, RoJo, Dion Lewis, Phillip Lindsay, Rashaad Penny. Help.
#5 By: Adam Eraky, October 10th, 2018 14:01
Yikes lol. I've got Aaron Jones plugged in as an RB2 in one of my leagues, so I know the struggle.
The only league I own RoJo in, I don't really need to start him, but I am short of starters this week with Golladay on a bye. It's a 2rb/2wr/2Flex 1 PPR league setup, and I've currently got DJ/Drake as RBs, Keenan/Diggs as WRs, and Corey Davis/Tevin as my FLEXs. It's not great but it's hopefully a temporary problem until one of Chubb/RoJo emerges.
#6 By: Ginoooooobliii, October 10th, 2018 16:49
All I want for xmas is for Tevin Coleman to get traded to Eagles..(but now, not in December).. is it too much to ask
Cool write up as always Hasan. I have Chubb, Rojo, Kerryon and Coleman ready to be deployed on my bench...
#7 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 18:48
Turns out... Freeman is looking iffy for this week. Sigh... here we go again. Please... RoJo.... do something!!! I might wind up starting... I don't know. I gotta go and play around with the Weekly Dashboard + GLSP, think about it, cry in the shower, and think some more.
#8 By: Ginoooooobliii, October 10th, 2018 18:56
Hahah! I am definitely not starting Rojo, although I hope I can start TC. One take away from this is - Freeman's knee bruise is going to be a season long issue, so TC might yet have some value. Damn you ITO!
#9 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 19:04
I might legit start RoJo over Dion Lewis. Life comes at you fast. TC got "vultured" on the GL by Matt Ryan twice, and now Ito is getting some run. Issue is... if Freeman's knee issues are more serious than currently reported, Ito HAS to be rostered.
I'll have an update when I get a moment to dig into it some more/dig up reading notes on the backfield's practice. Tomorrow will be very telling, but I'd rather you guys be safe than sorry.
#10 By: Ginoooooobliii, October 10th, 2018 19:20
yes. Ito needs to be rostered. I want a good game from TC, so I can trade him away and roster Ito as a replacement. Our league has a 8 RB limit, so I cannot roster Ito over our Zero RB faves yet. No spots.
#11 By: Different one, October 10th, 2018 21:21
Latavius Murray was dropped in one of my leagues. It is hard to know what kind of upside there is given how rough the Vikings Rushing attack has been, and now he's losing touches to Roc Thomas. OTOH, Dalvin seems to be having some trouble returning.
Leave him on the wire? Tier 3.5ish?
#12 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 21:39
Surprised Lat Murray wasn't rostered. Depends on your RBs tbh. Cook was limited, and might play this week so I'd rather you not burn FAAB/waiver priority if you have superior options rostered.
#13 By: Mychal, October 10th, 2018 22:24
I know you mentioned it’s better to wait and see before starting Rojo, but my other option is to start Royce Freeman.
Would you take the plunge with Rojo who’s maybe the nominal RB1 or stick with Royce who’s smaller role is more defined?
My matchup is neutral. Not a big favorite nor underdog.
#14 By: hrr5010, October 10th, 2018 22:46
Good question. Lemme think on it. I’m in a similar situation (check out that mess of rbs I listed!) and I’m hoping to play with the weekly stat explorer and glsp a bit in my downtime.
#15 By: hrr5010, October 11th, 2018 14:40
to the tune of Scotty Doesn't Know
Schotty doesn't know
that Penny and me
cry in the shower every Sunday
#16 By: hrr5010, October 11th, 2018 17:05
Latavius Murray... we hardly knew ye
#17 By: Jason Humes, October 11th, 2018 17:19
Chubb is a FA in my league....he worth a pick up/stash before the game this weekend? I'm not sure if they plan to use him more but I'd rather be a week early rather than a week late...
#18 By: hrr5010, October 11th, 2018 17:35
Depends on your roster. Who can you drop?