Looking Out For Number One

One misconception in fantasy football is getting caught up in the number’s game. Who is considered the “Number One” and who is considered the “Number Two?” Who cares?

The Chiefs will tell you that Thomas is ahead on the depth chart and starting the season as the “Number One” and Charles is “The Number Two.” Should that scare you away from Charles in Charge? No way. Even if it stays that way, it’s only semantics. Maybe Jones will “start” the game but Charles is the guy who will have all the value.

The same can be said in Arizona. By the start of the season, Tim Hightower may still be considered the starter, but it’s only in name only. Beanie Wells is THE guy and make no mistake about it. Despite whether Wells is called “The Number Two,” “The Number Three,” or “The Number Twenty Seven, Wells is  the only Cardinal running back to own this season. Hightower has minimal value in PPR leagues only.  You have to be desperate to have him on your team.  (Right, Flukie ;-D)

The Giant’s back field is much more difficult to figure out. Jacobs has always been the nominal starter and also the bruiser put on the goal-line to bulldoze for touchdowns. However, he was putrid last year (possibly fighting off a nagging injury.) Bradshaw, on the hour hand, more suitable as a change of pace back has always been good for a few receptions and some decent yardage himself.

Reports in Giant Land will tell you that Bradshaw is nipping on Jacob’s heels. So who is the Giant running back to own this season? Both and neither. Regardless who wins the so-called starting job, either back will be a solid flex play, but no better than a RB3 suitable for drafting in Rounds 5 and 6. Draft accordingly.

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5 Responses to “Looking Out For Number One”

  1. A C Slater says:

    What about Kareem Huggins is he worth picking up or even talking about in 12 team fantasy league?

  2. Scott J Pachman says:

    12 team, no. 120 team, maybe.

  3. fantasy flukie says:

    I’m a Huggins fan SCoooottttty boy and you know it.

    As for your point in the piece bout Hightower. Yes, I concur….Wells in the man. Hightower might get ya bye for week 1-4 but thats bout it.

  4. A C Slater says:

    Scott some one just offered me Chilens and hightower for Driver and Bradshaw. Should I do that deal?

  5. fantasy flukie says:

    thats a no brainer…DO NOT MAKE THAT TRADE. Schilens huge injury risk. Hightower will be irrelevent by week 5. Driver is old and washed up but will still put up 700yds and 4TDs. Bradshaw will get his fair touches in that tandem….NO

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