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Old 08-20-2008   #21
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Slaton's ownership has risen 2.2% for the past two days (so each day another 2.2%) at ESPN's fantasy leagues. So his name is becoming more known.
Yeah, my last draft is tonight. I am hoping nobody remembers him and I can grab him with my last pick.
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I'm betting Forsett ends up making the most impact of any rookie RB. Stewart and Mendenhall are in decent situations, but they have good backs ahead of them. McFadden has the Oakland O-line and Al Davis. Matt Forte has the Chicago O-line, which is a shell of what it was a few years ago.

Forsett has Julius Jones ahead of him, who isn't taking over that job. Maurice Morris is showing well, but he's their utility back, and likely nothing more. If anyone gets a chance to check out Forsett, don't. It'll just annoy you about our running game that much more.

Slaton's in a good position to emerge, but I am still not sold he can do it for 16 games. I just don't think he's durable enough to carry the ball 300 times a year. I would love to be proven wrong. Nonetheless, he could be a great complementary back, if used properly.
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I just drafted Slaton in the 20th round of a 20 round mock.
And I did it again. I picked up Slaton with my last pick in a 12 team league.
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You know, it's not always bad when people don't know much about the Texans.

In my fantasy football league, I saw people draft Ahman Green AND Chris Brown, while I drafted Steve Slaton with my 292nd (300 being the last) pick.

Then again, I also drafted Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, and Kris Brown lol
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I'm betting Forsett ends up making the most impact of any rookie RB. Stewart and Mendenhall are in decent situations, but they have good backs ahead of them. McFadden has the Oakland O-line and Al Davis. Matt Forte has the Chicago O-line, which is a shell of what it was a few years ago.

Forsett has Julius Jones ahead of him, who isn't taking over that job. Maurice Morris is showing well, but he's their utility back, and likely nothing more. If anyone gets a chance to check out Forsett, don't. It'll just annoy you about our running game that much more.

Slaton's in a good position to emerge, but I am still not sold he can do it for 16 games. I just don't think he's durable enough to carry the ball 300 times a year. I would love to be proven wrong. Nonetheless, he could be a great complementary back, if used properly.
I agree. I'm not getting excited about Slaton until I see him doing big things consistently in the regular season. The guy could get hurt early on in the season, and have hardly an impact at all. Hopefully that won't happen, but it happens all the time. He's only played two pre season games for god sakes, and hasn't even ran with the first team guys. I remember when everyone got so excited about Walli Lundi when Kubiak first got here because he was good in pre season. Then I remember a ton of fans tell me all about how Vernan Morency was going to be such a stud in Kubiak's system because he had that nice run in pre season.

I'm rushing any judgments until I see what Slaton does in the regular season after a few games.
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Who the hell is Forsett? I thought I was pretty much up on this stuff.
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Who the hell is Forsett? I thought I was pretty much up on this stuff.
Rookie RB out of Cal. Rushed for well over 3000 yards and is currently #3 in yards in Cal history.
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Rookie RB out of Cal. Rushed for well over 3000 yards and is currently #3 in yards in Cal history.
7th round pick that's showing well against the scrubs in preseason. However, he actually looks like he has good individual skills. If he gets a shot this year, I can see him taking over a significant portion of the carries from Jones or Morris. Other than that, just a preseason hero, but if we had any back in preseason doing what he's done, we'd all be giddy.
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7th round pick that's showing well against the scrubs in preseason. However, he actually looks like he has good individual skills. If he gets a shot this year, I can see him taking over a significant portion of the carries from Jones or Morris. Other than that, just a preseason hero, but if we had any back in preseason doing what he's done, we'd all be giddy.
LOL! Right

I haven't seen much of of Jones yet, but Morris is looking pretty good. If the Hawks get their running game back they'll make a push in the NFC.

Has anyone noticed how Forte is doing? He should have an immediate impact with the Bears. He should be the primary RB until Jones is healthy.
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Matt Forte is doing pretty well. They're just not opening up a lot of holes for him. He looks pretty good running the ball though. With the Bears not having any threats at WR at all, and their QB's being bad passers, most team will probably stack the box and try to stop the run.
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Rookie RB out of Cal. Rushed for well over 3000 yards and is currently #3 in yards in Cal history.

That was the guy that I wanted the Texans to draft in last years draft before they drafted Slaton. Seattle fans are worried that they might try to put him on the practice squad in order to keep Duckett. If they try that I hope the Texans pick him up. Either way we need to keep an eye on the RB situation in Seattle because I would like Duckett or Forsett(longshot).
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I didn't notice much of Forte, but the Bears found a nice little TE in Kellen Davis, 6'7 - 262 lbs.
Run "the floor" like Hakeem on a couple of routes.
And sky just like the Dream on that one-handed grab for a TD.
You've got to see it!

I dunno who we'll have covering that guy when the time comes.


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Matt Forte is doing pretty well. They're just not opening up a lot of holes for him. He looks pretty good running the ball though. With the Bears not having any threats at WR at all, and their QB's being bad passers, most team will probably stack the box and try to stop the run.
True, but heck, if teams like the Vikes, KC, Balt, etc. can still run the ball efficiently, I reckon the Bears can too. Who knows?

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That was the guy that I wanted the Texans to draft in last years draft before they drafted Slaton. Seattle fans are worried that they might try to put him on the practice squad in order to keep Duckett. If they try that I hope the Texans pick him up. Either way we need to keep an eye on the RB situation in Seattle because I would like Duckett or Forsett(longshot).
IIRC, Forsett is even smaller than Slaton. I kinda wanted Forte, but I think he went somewhere in the second round (which we didn't have).

*edit* The Bears play tonight. Maybe we can get a glimpse of what Forte can bring to the table.
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True, but heck, if teams like the Vikes, KC, Balt, etc. can still run the ball efficiently, I reckon the Bears can too. Who knows?



IIRC, Forsett is even smaller than Slaton. I kinda wanted Forte, but I think he went somewhere in the second round (which we didn't have).

*edit* The Bears play tonight. Maybe we can get a glimpse of what Forte can bring to the table.

He is. He is listed at 5'8 but they say he is more like 5'6. I guess thats why he lasted until the 7th round. I wanted to use a 5th round pick on him going into the draft.
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