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Old 09-09-2008   #1
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Default I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

Who should I drop?

Here are my RBs:
Marshawn Lynch
Matt Forte
Lendale White
Ricky Williams
Chester Taylor

Who would you drop for Slaton?
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Old 09-09-2008   #2
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Who should I drop?

Here are my RBs:
Marshawn Lynch
Matt Forte
Lendale White
Ricky Williams
Chester Taylor

Who would you drop for Slaton?
I would drop Chester, he really has no value unless Peterson getts hurt.
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Default Re: I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

With Green going down, Slaton is now the #1 guy here. I think that would be better than at least Chester Taylor, who won't see time unless Peterson is hurt
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Default Re: I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

You really shouldn't drop any of those guys for Slaton.
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Default Re: I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

I wouldn't drop any of them for Slaton just yet.
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Dude, the better question is, how did you get all those RBs?
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Default Re: I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

I'm not sure I'd drop any of them for Slaton (actually, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't), but if I did, it would be White.

Last year, Taylor and White had the same # of TD's, and while LenDale had about 265 more rushing yards than Taylor did, when you throw in receiving yardage, there was less than a 100 yard difference. I don't know how your scoring works, so maybe that makes a difference, maybe it doesn't.

The reason I'd go with Taylor over White is because of Chris Johnson. Taylor's situation shouldn't change much. Peterson only missed 2 games last year, and even if he starts all 16 games this year, I don't see Taylor's role changing much at all. White on the other hand may still be the goal line back, but I just don't see his fantasy stats getting any better with a significant contribution from Johnson looming.
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I'm not sure I'd drop any of them for Slaton (actually, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't), but if I did, it would be White.

Last year, Taylor and White had the same # of TD's, and while LenDale had about 265 more rushing yards than Taylor did, when you throw in receiving yardage, there was less than a 100 yard difference. I don't know how your scoring works, so maybe that makes a difference, maybe it doesn't.

The reason I'd go with Taylor over White is because of Chris Johnson. Taylor's situation shouldn't change much. Peterson only missed 2 games last year, and even if he starts all 16 games this year, I don't see Taylor's role changing much at all. White on the other hand may still be the goal line back, but I just don't see his fantasy stats getting any better with a significant contribution from Johnson looming.
I was going to say drop LW too, CT. But, I thought I'd heard Johnson got hurt Sunday and may miss some time. It might not be that serious, but I'm just going by what I heard.

I just don't think I trust our running game enough to drop one of those RB's that are all on teams that like to run the ball.

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Default Re: I want to add Steve Slaton, but...

I wouldnt drop any, but if I had to, it would be Ricky. They are the worst team. Chester Taylor is close, but he might get full time duties if AP goes down which is likely.
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(on if he feels RB Steve Slaton or RB Chris Taylor is more of a starter) “Well, they are both very young players. I think Chris (Taylor) has one start in this league and if Ahman (Green) doesn’t play, (Steve) Slaton is fixing to tie him. They are both young players; they are both going to play. It’s not like one of them is going to take all of the load, so I’m counting on both of them.”
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