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IF Fred Taylor was to leave the Jags organization before next season, where would Maurice Jones-Drew rank among RBs?

 

I think I'd put him in the SJax/Gore/SA tier.

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First round pick for sure. That guy has massive thighs. Looks like he could run through a wall.

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IF Fred Taylor was to leave the Jags organization before next season, where would Maurice Jones-Drew rank among RBs?

 

I think I'd put him in the SJax/Gore/SA tier.

 

 

Which sez that you will not be placing SA on the LT/LJ tier because of an off year with injuries?

 

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The track record of 2nd year running backs isn't stellar. I like Jones-Drew, but if the scenario plays out like you theorize, I'd probably put him at the top of the third tier.

 

LT

LJ

 

Gore

SJax

SA

Rudi

W. Parker

 

Westbrook

C. Taylor

M. Jones

Edge, McGahee, others

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Which sez that you will not be placing SA on the LT/LJ tier because of an off year with injuries?

 

:D

 

 

For me, those two have their own tier. SA still has a few games to prove himself, but so far he hasn't impressed.

 

But right now, I'm really just curious where others would rank MJD under the hypothetical situation. He does so much with 1/2 the touches the top backs get.

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IF Fred Taylor was to leave the Jags organization before next season, where would Maurice Jones-Drew rank among RBs?

 

I think I'd put him in the SJax/Gore/SA tier.

 

 

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The track record of 2nd year running backs isn't stellar. I like Jones-Drew, but if the scenario plays out like you theorize, I'd probably put him at the top of the third tier.

 

LT

LJ

 

Gore

SJax

SA

Rudi

W. Parker

 

Westbrook

C. Taylor

M. Jones

Edge, McGahee, others

 

 

I think this is an excellent list at this point. I can't quite put Jones Drew up as high as Gore/Jax because we just don’t know who well he can handle the full load. He is a little guy and could easily wear down. That being said my big $$$ local allows two late round keepers and I'm thrilled to be keeping Jones Drew (my last pick of the draft) and M. Colston for next season.

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The track record of 2nd year running backs isn't stellar. I like Jones-Drew, but if the scenario plays out like you theorize, I'd probably put him at the top of the third tier.

 

LT

LJ

 

Gore

SJax

SA

Rudi

W. Parker

 

Westbrook

C. Taylor

M. Jones

Edge, McGahee, others

 

 

I like this list but would bump Westy up to that second tier. He's proven that when healthy, he is one of the best.

 

Other than that, it would be interesting to see what happens with MJD next year but I would certainly think he's top 12 (first round material), pending what happens in Jax in the off season.

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SA still has a few games to prove himself, but so far he hasn't impressed.

 

 

JMO, that's kookoo thinking. SA's been a TD machine since 2001. 87 TDs in that 5 year span. How does a guy that's been at the top of the game for 5 years running have to 'prove himself'?

 

The Seahawks as a whole are a bit of a mess right now. They are dealing with things a lot of teams deal with the year after a SB appearance. The extra weeks of playing, wracking up downs and not getting into their offseason takes it's toll. Their almost guaranteed to be a one and done in the playoffs this year. Their team will be very good next year, and SA will be leading the charge. I wouldn't be surprised to see them make the dance again in the '07 season.

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Watch Micheal Turner.If he goes to another team.Turner would look good in the silver + black

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I like what MJD has done so far and very intrigued to see how he does in the future. That being said I don't think I would count on him as my #1 or maybe even my #2 RB at this point. As been mentioned gotta see how he handles a full load and what shape the Jags offense is gonna take with the changing of QB's. Could easily see him being another SJax type, but at the same time I fear he will turn out to be another Cadillac in his 2nd year.

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Wow...how far Portis has fallen.....

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Wow...how far Portis has fallen.....

 

 

 

I think people will be expecting to see some Betts/Portis RBBC next season...

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JMO, that's kookoo thinking. SA's been a TD machine since 2001. 87 TDs in that 5 year span. How does a guy that's been at the top of the game for 5 years running have to 'prove himself'?

 

The Seahawks as a whole are a bit of a mess right now. They are dealing with things a lot of teams deal with the year after a SB appearance. The extra weeks of playing, wracking up downs and not getting into their offseason takes it's toll. Their almost guaranteed to be a one and done in the playoffs this year. Their team will be very good next year, and SA will be leading the charge. I wouldn't be surprised to see them make the dance again in the '07 season.

 

If you wanna lump SA in with LT/LJ tier next season, thats entirely up to you. I really don't care where people place him as far as this thread goes - just interested in where MJD would fall.

 

I like what MJD has done so far and very intrigued to see how he does in the future. That being said I don't think I would count on him as my #1 or maybe even my #2 RB at this point. As been mentioned gotta see how he handles a full load and what shape the Jags offense is gonna take with the changing of QB's. Could easily see him being another SJax type, but at the same time I fear he will turn out to be another Cadillac in his 2nd year.

 

You wouldn't consider him a #1 or 2 if he was the man in Jax? I'd much rather have him than an Edge or McGahee if he was....

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For me, those two have their own tier. SA still has a few games to prove himself, but so far he hasn't impressed.

 

"those two" meaning LT and LJ. There is no way that LJ is on the same level as LT, not even close. Check out these facts

 

Average fantasy points per game

 

LT 20.4

LJ 13.5

Westy 10.8

SJax 10.8

Gore 10.6

and a whole bunch of other guys around 10

 

Also, I read this on CBS.

 

Owners winning % with this player

 

1. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, RB

Winning percentage: .679

 

2. Larry Johnson, Kansas City, RB

Winning percentage: .598

 

3. Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia, RB

Winning percentage: .567

 

4. Frank Gore, San Francisco, RB

Winning percentage: .550

 

5. Willie Parker, Pittsburgh, RB

Winning percentage: .546

 

6. Steven Jackson, St. Louis, RB

Winning percentage: .540

 

The owners winning % is 8% better with LT than LJ. That is simply an unfair advantage.

I think the tiers should look like this

 

1)LT

2)Nobody

3)LJ

4)Those guys that were in the second tier

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There's a couple of these threads around here right now and neither has mentioned Thomas Jones or Cedric Benson. Given that TJ will probably leave Chicago after this season, he'll start somewhere, I would think - Oakland, maybe?

 

And if Benson is the primary ball carrier for a traditional running team, shouldn't he factor in to these ranking exercises somewhere? :D

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There's a couple of these threads around here right now and neither has mentioned Thomas Jones or Cedric Benson. Given that TJ will probably leave Chicago after this season, he'll start somewhere, I would think - Oakland, maybe?

 

I think Jones would be a better fit up in Detriot's system. But the Jets, Oakland, Texans, and perhaps Packers and Titans could use an effective, veteran runner like that. Which, of course, means he'll wind up in Denver.

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IF Fred Taylor was to leave the Jags organization before next season, where would Maurice Jones-Drew rank among RBs?

 

I think I'd put him in the SJax/Gore/SA tier.

 

Certainly a first round pick, higher in keeper/dynasty leagues, relative to redraft. More value in PPR leagues, too.

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I agree he's a first rounder - I kinda' like POC's list also.

 

Don't know how you could put Alexander on the same tier as LJ and LT. Maybe you could argue that he gets his own tier beneath those two and ahead of the other guys - you could, but I wouldn't. I'd take SJax ahead of him for sure if drafting tomorrow, and maybe Gore. But the point is you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who would take him higher than third. And along those same lines, you might be hard pressed to find anyone who would take LJ higher than second, so while it seems like overkill, Rick James is probably right - LT gets his own tier, than LJ gets his own tier, and then you go from there.

 

MJD isn't that small - he's short at 5'7". but 212 pounds is not that small, especially for a guy who goes only 5'7".

 

I'd have trouble taking him ahead of SJax or Gore, or Rudi, probably FWP and Westbrook too, throw Alexander in there. But he belongs in the next group IMO, with McGahee and Edge.

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I'm more surprised that no one has even mentioned Brandon Jacobs yet. He is in a high powered offense and is an absolute beast around the goal line. Was talking to some of the guys in my league and it was debate whether or not he was going in the first round or not. Its 14 deep but from where I'm sitting he is a first rounder.

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I'm more surprised that no one has even mentioned Brandon Jacobs yet. He is in a high powered offense and is an absolute beast around the goal line. Was talking to some of the guys in my league and it was debate whether or not he was going in the first round or not. Its 14 deep but from where I'm sitting he is a first rounder.

 

I think the jury is still out on whether he's a primary back or not.

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i'll be very interested to see how greg jones recovers.... he was looking great until injury, will need to see what his role will be, or if they trade him.

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