Is Darren Sproles a 1A?
We see it spreading over the NFL landscape more and more. I call it being 'Too GOB'd' ' (2 Guys One Ball) Coaches are scouring drafts for players with complimentary skill sets. The Yin and Yang of the perfect backfield.
Bruiser: The big guy that can blow open holes when you just need a few inches. That brute that can ram it across the goal line.
Cruiser: This is the pass catcher. The finesse guy. The guy with great hands and quick feet. The guy that can keep a quarterback upright on a blitz, and also sneak out for a quick pass, dance 20 yards down the sideline and keep the chains moving on a 3rd and long.
The question is this: Which of these guys is it better to have on your roster?
The tandem of Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles is a prime example. Although my jury is still out on Ingram, I think he's in a good position
Darren Sproles has scored in each of the first three weeks, with a noted advantage in touches, Sproles is doing most of the work here. The fact that he's doing it so well could mean more red zone chances for Ingram.
Say Ingram goes down with an injury. Hypothetically speaking, of course. (Now where did I put my Rosary Beads?)
Pierre Thomas is right there to step in. Sproles value really doesn't change.
Daniel Thomas.. Hammy don't hurt me.
Bush is supposed to be the darling of this back field but, sure enough,Thomas has started to come on strong. But wait...here comes 'Hurtin Hammy' and...oh no! Out of nowhere' Slaton's Threatening' is coming up fast and in the end it's 'Hair Pulling' out by the nose, followed by don't "Don't Believe the Hype".
Reggie Bush>Daniel Thomas>Steve Slaton
TB kept Turner in Check
Michael Turner appears to be ok so far, although his week 3 clunker did cause some alarm bells to go off. Take away his two long carries in weeks one and two and his average yards per carry is not impressive.
As a fantasy owner your counting on one a week. Kind of scary. Jacquizz Rodgers has looked really good in the short work he's had. The more the Falcons throw, this is supposed to be the year Matt Ryan is unchained, the more chances Rodgers is going to get.
Rodgers > Turner Call me crazy but consider my words marked.
Who's is going to step out of the shadow each week?
A similar story is being told in San Diego where Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert are still jostling for position and Mathews took a tumble with his foot ailment. Tolbert has an opportunity to get back a few carries this week.
Does Mathews injury risks make Tolbert, the Cruiser in a Bruiser's body, more valuable?
Matthews > Tolbert (But this could be a weekly thing)
Just how many lives do you have?
The Jets had to use his skills extensively in a loss to the resurgent Raiders in week 3. The Jet's next six games are @ Balt, @ NE, home vs Miami and San Diego, then @ Buffalo and finally home against the Patriots (there is a bye week sprinkled in there before the Chargers visit).
That's quite a bit of offense power. Can that Jet defense hold up? Will Sanchez and company have to abandon the run?
I believe Tomlinson will out perform Shonne Green over the next six weeks. Keep in mind too that this is all happening over everyone else's bye week's. Did Tomlinson's arrow just point up?
So you think you have him figured out?
You wanna talk Too GOB’d? This is it.
There are four guys working for time in this group.
Like many of you, I have no idea who is going to take over. I have seen a lot of talk about Ridley on the waiver discussions throughout the week. No owner should trot out a guy from that backfield without asking yourself this question.
Am I hoping here or do I know something no one else does?
If you’re hoping, it probably means your desperate for something to salvage your season with. Stay away from this. Let some other desperate guy try and follow Belichik’s shell game for the rest of the ear. While you move up in line for a more sure thing.