Should I start Slaton?

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  1. Ckw

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    I have mixed emotions. I want to start Slaton against Baltimore with the hopes that he will do what basically no RB has done this season against Baltimore: play well.

    My other options are McFadden (CAR), Chris Chambers (KC), and Kevin Faulk(Buf).


    This is for the flex position by the way.
     
  2. Texecutioner

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    The alternatives are that great. Maybe Chambers at KC. Other than that, Slaton might be just as good of a start as the others.
     
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    Sit the rookie, you got 3 way better options....McFadden,,,eh, Chambers is ok but he'll be sharing receptions with Jackson and Gates, Faulk is a good option.
     
  4. Ckw

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    Thanks guys. I will rep you tomorrow as I can't rep anymore for the next 24 hours...

    Texecutioner, I totally agree about the other guys but what about Chambers? Before he was injured, he was a touchdown machine and KC is horrible against the pass. BUT I will really be kicking myself if I watch Slaton run all over Baltimore. I doubt it will happen but he has the ability to do it.

    MannyFresh, I will definitely consider Faulk. He just doesn't ever seem to get the ball in the red zone. You think with Morris out that he will? Thanks again!
     
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    Andre then Owen have taken weekly honors, I'd give Steve a honest shot that his turn comes this Sunday. wish I had that option to me its a no-brainer :thinking:
     
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    See if you can't pick up Ray Rice. He's relatively unheard of so far, and I just picked him up this week in my league. Rice against Houston Defense = 20 points.
     
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    I definitely would have but someone already picked him up.
     
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    I picked up Rice too, but isn't he going to split runs with McGehee?
     


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    Are you in a points per reception league? If so, I would highly suggest starting Slaton. I think Baltimores defense is suseptible to the check down, and with this being Sage's start, I think Kubiak is going to implement a safe gameplan using a lot of short passes to his RBs. I predict at least 4-6 catches for slaton this week
     
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    bingo :money:
     
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    McGehee is still nursing an injury/steady returing. Last week Rice had 154 yards rushing, nice burst off the edge. He is going to burn us this week.
     
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    That's what I said earlier. Chambers isn't a bad alternative. It;s just that he has sort of cooled off lately and Jackson is getting more balls thrown to him.

    I really don't like Slaton this week. I have him on one of my teams, and I am starting M. Turner and Hightower over him.

    I could see Slaton getting about 10 points though at least between rushing and receiving. And if he gets a TD, then I could see him putting up like 14 or something like that. I'd probably roll with Slaton though.
     
  13. Ckw

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    Great points. I am not in a point per reception league though. Just a point for every 10 yds rushing or receiving. So with that in mind, think I should still start Slaton? It is really between him, Chambers, and maybe Faulk?
     

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