Who to start at RB?


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  1. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have one bad matchup and a bye week at RB and need to choose between Brandon Jackson and Mike Tolbert as my 2nd RB. Tolbert has scored a TD in 6 of 8 games this season, but shares carries with both Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. Jackson is a featured back, but GB just does not run the ball that much. Who do you guys think I should start?
     

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  2. NOVAdroid2151

    NOVAdroid2151 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in a very similiar boat.. I have Jackson and Tolbert as well..
    Tolbert the past two games has only rushed the ball 5 times, yet has had 2 TD's. Ryan matthews has only had 1 TD over his past 35 carries. Tolbert is definitely there goal line back.. Houston's Run Defense is not that great.

    Jackson is their primary back but the Packers just dont run it. I'm had him for awhile now and he only gets me about 6-8 points a week. Not to bad, but never a breakout performance. The packers spread the ball all around, much like the Saints. Cowboys are probably not going to come out and play hard after Rodgers throws 2 or 3 Tds in the first half (haha my guess) so then the packers will run the ball with jackson...
    I doubt he gets a TD though.

    Basically the question is, take a shot with Tolberts 3 carries and pray for a TD (7 points) or (.2) or take Jacksons 4-8 point week.

    Jackson is probably more reliable but wont have a high scoring week.. I am going with him.. Tolbert may score twice for at least 12 points but I dont see high risk high reward .
     
  3. howetechnical

    howetechnical Well-Known Member

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    Tolbert. He's SD's #1 RB right now for straight running, as Matthews hasn't done anything all season and Sproles is their new short-pass secret weapon. Tolbert is also the RB of choice at the goal line.

    Go with Tolbert.
     
  4. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I ended up going with Jackson and if I didn't I would have lost this week.
     
  5. howetechnical

    howetechnical Well-Known Member

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    That's how fantasy football goes. I would have lost if T.O. didn't put up crazy points along with Jacob Tamme. New England defense and A. Boldin really stuck me with poor points this week.
     

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