Carries in Cleveland?

With the MJD scare I decided to grab James Davis. I’m not a fan of having to be in the “Defensive” position of grabbing an extra RB. It looks like MJD is going to be just fine (thanks JS). I thought all along that he would start week 1 and I feel certain that is a lock. I’m still a touch nervous hence my interest in Cleveland.

Who will get the carries in Cleveland? Its a clusterbleep. That is the question that will torment fantasy players all year. Obviously, Jerome Harrison is the #1 back. For whatever reason Mangini doesn’t seem to feel the love when it comes to JH. The RB situation is beyond muddy. Brownsgab breaks down the RB postion below:

“Running Back (5): Jerome Harrison, Peyton Hillis, Lawerence Vickers, James Davis, Chris Jennings

Harrison is going to be the starter since Hardesty has been sidelined with a torn ACL. Vickers and Hillis add another dimension to the Browns running game that they haven’t had in my lifetime. Two backs that are going to out muscle you and you can’t do anything about it.  This is where it gets dicey, Davis or Jennings? Davis had the outstanding preseason last year before he got injured in the season opener. Jennings has proved he is a good special teams player and can be an average back if needed during the season.  With Montario going down the Browns could keep both of these guys and that’s exactly what i think is going to happen”

I agree with his ranking to some degree. I don’t feel Vickers and Jennings will touch the rock. It comes down to 3 – Harrison, Davis, and Hillis. Harrison will start the year getting the majority of the carries. Davis most likely will only see 5-10 touches per game.  At the goal line and short yardage “the great white hope”  Hillis will get the rock. This makes a muddy situation for fantasy players. James Davis isn’t for the faint of heart. However, if your in a dynasty or keeper league and your weak at RB Davis might be worth a flier. Let’s be honest here- Davis is an injury away from being the #1 RB.

***Full Discloser – I also feel that Chris Ivory in New Orleans is worth a flier. Rumor out of New Orleans is that Thomas won’t be used as much at the goal line and that Ivory will be taking goal line touches. Ivory seems more suited for TD only leagues and not PPR. However I am still watching him closely. Last year Lyndell Hamilton and Mike Bell had weeks of relevance. Same may occur for Chris Ivory. Especially if an injury occurs to either Thomas or Bush.***

Another situation worth monitoring is Tashard Choice and possibly Marion Barber. Just read on rotoworld that Choice may be dealt before the start of the season. If he lands with a team that is short at RB depth fantasy players like myself may salivate. Keep monitoring the situation due to its fluid nature. I am 99.9% sure that Barber is not going anywhere.


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8 Responses to “Carries in Cleveland?”

  1. A C Slater says:

    Hey Fluckie should I pick up Deji Karim RB Jax I hear he has a lot of upside from my Sources.

  2. A C Slater says:

    Hey Fluckie tell your readers how great Kevin Walter is.

  3. A C Slater says:

    Hey Fluckie who do you like more Julian Edelman or Nate Washington?

  4. A C Slater says:

    Hey Fluckie I was dumb enough to draft Shayne Graham in both of my fantasy leagues what kicker should I pick up?

  5. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    @AC
    1) Deji Karim will have a limited role in JAX this year. Even if MJD does go down with an injury. Rashard Jennings is the handcuff.

    2) Kevin Walter is what he is. a #2 WR on a pass first team. Is he going to lose that job? YES, but not till week six (full disclosure I did drop him for Derek Anderson).

    3)I’m an Edelman guy. I have injury concerns w. Welker. I have said all along that Brady will be resigned and Welker and Moss will be let go. They replacement are ready in Edelman and Brandon Tate.

    4) I would recommend Nick Folk of the NYJ. He is still available in most leagues and I feel NYJ will have trouble scoring the ball.

  6. A C Slater says:

    Hey Fluckie what are the wind condtions in the New Giant stadium? Wasn’t Folk the guy who sucked so bad that Dallas cut him. Pick Up Neil Rackers people.

  7. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    a kicker is a kicker

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